SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Secrest Family Chiropractic, PC, announced that the practice is providing chiropractic care services to help older Americans better manage chronic diseases. The practice, led by chiropractic physician Dr. Daniel Secrest, DC, focuses on quality of life enhancements through chiropractic care. More than 133 million Americans – nearly 45 percent of the population – have at least one chronic health condition, according to the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease. Many of these Americans are senior citizens who may also be experiencing mobility restrictions due to age-related wear and tear on the musculoskeletal system. Dr. Secrest says chiropractic adjustments help to support a healthy spine and better manage chronic health conditions.
With nearly half of all Americans suffering from a chronic health condition, such as diabetes or arthritis, Arizona chiropractor Dr. Daniel Secrest, DC, says that chiropractic care may be the key to better managing these health conditions – especially for older Americans.
"Diabetes, heart disease and arthritis are three of the most common chronic diseases affecting seniors," said Dr. Secrest, DC. "Increasingly, our practice is finding that chiropractic care's focus on whole body health and wellness makes it easier for seniors to manage their chronic health conditions. Our goal is to give seniors the tools they need to proactively take control of their health through good nutrition, regular exercise, and drug-free pain management."
In addition to spinal adjustments, chiropractic care services may include nutrition counseling for a more balanced diet and corrective care exercises for enhanced mobility, balance, coordination and flexibility. This integrated approach to wellness reflects the "whole body health" philosophy behind chiropractic care, says Dr. Secrest, DC.
"There's no such thing as being 'over the hill' at 65," said Dr. Secrest, DC. "Today's seniors are living longer, more active lives than ever before. Our focus is providing chiropractic care services that enhance quality of life by supporting a natural range of mobility and giving seniors the tools to better manage chronic health conditions."
Regular exercise and good nutrition are two keys for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and better managing chronic health conditions like diabetes and arthritis, says Dr. Secrest, DC, citing a recent article published by the American Chiropractic Association. Regular chiropractic adjustments may make it easier for older Americans to remain active longer, while reducing chronic pain.
"When the spine is correctly aligned, the body is able to function in a state of 'ease' rather than 'dis-ease' and is at reduced risk for injury and illness," said Dr. Secrest, DC. "Misalignments in the spine can affect the central nervous system's ability to effectively send and receive messages between the brain and the organs. Chiropractic care brings correct alignment back to the spine and enhances all aspects of an individual's health."
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