If you’re not familiar with its benefits, here are some chiropractic facts…chiropractic is a great way for baby boomers and seniors to maintain mobility, optimal nutrition, and decrease pain.
It’s estimated that over 18 million adults have received chiropractic care in the last year, especially for neck pain, back pain, and headaches. Chiropractic treatments are covered by most insurance companies, Medicare and Medicaid, and workers compensation in all U.S. states. Practitioners have earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree (D.C.) from an accredited college, with a four-year program; some doctors then receive further training or residency in specialized areas.
Other chiropractic facts include the concept that the body structure and its functions are related, with all parts, especially the spine, affecting each other. Normalizing conditions in the structure and function will help the body, which has an innate self-healing ability, to heal as much as possible. Various chiropractic methods may be used, such as spinal adjustments, cold laser treatments, heat or cold treatments, acupuncture and acupressure, exercise, massage, diet and nutrition recommendations, lifestyle changes, and dietary supplements.
My own wrist and hand were in so much pain, even shooting up through my arm, that I was sure I’d have to have carpel tunnel surgery. As a last resort before I called a surgeon, I first called a local chiropractic office. Impressed with their experience and chiropractic methods, I went in. After one week the pain was almost all gone. After two weeks, I was back to normal and have been ever since. Then we began work on chronic neck pain, often causing headaches, and the results were practically miraculous.
Read this interesting information by a chiropractic doctor with 30 years of experience, on how chiropractic can help seniors.
Chiropractic and Seniors
Maximizing Health and Longevity
By Dr. Kurt Hornnes of Northfield Chiropractic
“The next century will be dominated by the concerns of the elderly” according Ken Minaker, MD., Chief of Geriatric Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor at Harvard Medical School. By the year 2050, our average life expectancy is projected to be 82.6 years (up from today’s average life expectancy of 72.1 years for men and 78.8 years for women.) The census bureau predicts that 3 million baby boomers will live to be 100 years old or more! Chiropractic is just one of many ways to maximize your health longevity.Chiropractic adjustments help to keep the spine flexible and the nervous system functioning at its highest potential.
When vertebrae become fixed, they can put pressure on the nerves as they exit from the spine. Chiropractic adjustments help to relieve that pressure, which improves the communication between the brain and the body. With a better functioning nervous system, and a movable spine, chiropractic patients enjoy more vitality and energy. Adjustments are safe, and they feel great!”
See Dr. Kurt's very interesting web site with all sorts of unique information, at
Stuff happens after we hit 50 (or earlier) -- these chiropractic facts can be very helpful to you. Many conditions, of course, must be treated by a medical doctor. But chiropractic can certainly assist with the healing process. Your chiropractor will take a thorough medical history, but make sure you also mention medications or supplements you may be taking, and any dietary concerns. Also communicate to your regular physician about chiropractic treatments, to ensure the best coordination in care.
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