SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Chiropractic is raising awareness about the benefits of chiropractic care for adults aged 60 and older. For seniors who are experiencing a decrease in their mobility and coordination, chiropractic care may be an effective treatment option for restoring this lost mobility. Dr. Paul Miller, a chiropractor with Advanced Chiropractic, says that his practice has had significant success helping older patients remain active and injury-free. Dr. Miller says that regular chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapy can help to correct balance and coordination issues that are due to degenerative changes in the spine or previous injuries.
“As the body ages, there is an increased risk for injury and pain as muscles and bones weaken,” said Dr. Miller, chiropractor and founder of Advanced Chiropractic. “Many seniors struggle with balance and coordination issues that can be traced back to degenerative changes in the cervical spine. Chiropractic adjustments help to restore lost coordination by stimulating joint receptors in the neck. This stimulation normalizes joint function for better control and balance.”
Dr. Miller says that some senior patients come to him having been told that aches and pains are just a “normal part of aging”. The chiropractor says that’s not the case and that chiropractic care can help older adults continue to enjoy an active, pain-free life. “Chiropractic care for seniors makes a huge difference in their quality of life,” said the chiropractor. “Chiropractic care is an effective drug-free pain management solution. It safely increases range of motion for the spine and the extremities, increases balance and coordination, and increases whole body health and wellbeing.”
Dr. Miller says that chiropractic adjustments are also beneficial for helping seniors maintain their independence longer. “As we age, we are at increased risk for falls and balance problems,” said Dr. Miller. “Studies show that this increased risk may be linked to subluxations in the spine that affect the brain’s ability to easily send and receive messages through the central nervous system.”
Chiropractic adjustments are designed to eliminate subluxations and restore correct alignment to the spine, which can lead to balance improvements, according to Dr. Miller. “By decreasing the risk for falling, chiropractic care also helps seniors maintain a healthy, active and independent lifestyle well into their golden years,” said the chiropractor. “Maintaining and normalizing mobility is critical for whole body health. Doing so may also help to reduce joint degeneration and other arthritic changes to the body.”
The Spokane chiropractor stressed that spinal adjustments are safe for seniors as long as these adjustments are modified to meet a senior’s specific health needs. Dr. Miller recommends all patients undergo a full physical exam and assessment prior to receiving care. Advanced Chiropractic provides comprehensive chiropractic services for Spokane, including sports injury care, auto accident injury care, and senior chiropractic care. For more information on these services, visit www.spokanechiropractic.net or call 509-328-8269.
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Source: Advanced Chiropractic