Walkers, canes, and nursing homes don’t have to be in your future. You deserve to live a vibrant and restriction-free life late into your golden years. Including upper cervical chiropractic care in your healthcare regime can provide numerous benefits throughout your life, especially in your older age.
Strengthened Immune System
The goal of Upper Cervical is to correct subluxations in the spine that are weakening the body’s central nervous system, which controls the immune system and all bodily functions. When the spine is misaligned, the body may find it more difficult to fight off infections, get a good night’s rest, or even properly digest food. Getting routine upper cervical checks is much like changing the oil in a car – its helps keep things running smoothly. A strong immune system is important to have in our later years, when it seems like our body is beginning to break down.
Much of pain that people feel stems from subluxations in the spine that branches out through the rest of the body. Upper cervical doctors will locate the underlying cause of your pain and reduce the effects it has on your nervous system by performing a correction, or alignment. Many people are surprised by the effect a simple correction can have, for some it is life changing. Aches, arthritis pains, back pains, pains from injuries – most patients report that the intensity of their pains have faded or are eliminated completely.
A corrected spine has a wider range of flexibility than one plagued with misalignments. The increased flexibility doesn’t stop at the spine either, it branches down to other parts of the body. Without the limitations of pain, our patients enjoy more freedom of movement than they have before. They are able to bend over and pick of their grandchildren, spend time in their garden, or talk a walk to enjoy the sights.
Balance issues and falls are some of the most common causes of injuries in the older population. Over time, untreated misalignments can cause a person’s spine to become twisted or one side of the hip to raise to compensate, leaving the body disposed to imbalance. The joint receptors in the spine inform the body of balance and coordination issues but if these receptors are receiving interference from subluxations, they cannot properly warn the body to prevent a fall.
Although, naturally the body slows and weakens some as we age, we should be doing everything in our power to keep our bodies as strong as possible for as long as possible. Eating right, getting a healthy amount of exercise, and getting medical check-ups or taking medication are all things people do to take care of their body. Upper cervical alignments are completely natural and have held thousands upon thousands of individuals improve their life. Why not try to ensure your body is completely taken care of?