Aging is a natural process that everyone experiences. Over time, the body goes through natural changes such as thinning or graying hair, declining senses or decreased function in bodily organs and normal wear and tear on joints and muscles.
All around the world, people are living longer. In order to make the most of our longer lives, making proactive and preventative healthcare, such as chiropractic can become a critical choice. Not only can these choices help us live longer but they can also help to promote enjoying those later years in good health.
Longer Life spans and the Baby Boomers
According to the 2012 Center for Disease Control and Prevention report, life expectancy in the U.S. is 78.7 years. Incredibly, that’s nearly double what it was in 1880 when Americans were living between 38.3 and 44 years.
Currently, baby boomers are turning 65 years old at a rate of 10,000 per day! As this generation likely extends the average lifespan, drug-free and conservative forms of healthcare, like chiropractic, can play a key role in preserving good health.
Top Health Concerns Facing Aging Adults
Some of the top health conditions American seniors experience:
- Heart disease
- Mental health
- Vision and eye diseases
Age-Related Falls and Injuries
Millions of senior Americans experience fall each year and many of these result in moderate to severe injuries. Fall-related injuries, which are largely preventable, can increase the risk of early death.
One out of three adults (aged 65 or older) falls each year. Around 20 to 30 percent of these adults experience moderate to severe injuries such as lacerations, hip fractures, and head traumas. Other fractures commonly recorded are spine, hip, forearm, leg, ankle, pelvis, upper arm, and hand.
Preventing Age-Related Health Issues through Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care helps encourage whole body wellness and prevent problems that can cause pain and other symptoms down the line. Choose the conservative approach of chiropractic care because:
- Chiropractic adjustments keep your body “loose” and pain-free so you can return to doing the things you love
- Chiropractic care is gentle, safe and effective
- Regular chiropractic adjustments and supportive therapies encourage your body’s natural ability to heal itself and prevent injuries
- Chiropractic is a natural, conservative approach
Through proper nutrition, exercise, limited medications, healthy relationships and chiropractic care, living in good health in “old” age is possible. Make an appointment to talk to a chiropractic doctor about chiropractic and aging.
If you’re interested in this topic for yourself or someone in your family, schedule an appointment with my office for a consultation at 585-321-3200.