A growing number of seniors are reaping the benefits of chiropractic care. And, a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrates that chiropractic is advantageous for older people.
Chiropractors often detect vertebral subluxations — areas of dysfunction among the bones of the spine (vertebrae) — in seniors. This common malady is linked with an array of conditions, ranging from low-back pain and arthritis to Parkinson’s disease and hearing difficulties. Doctors of chiropractic, like Dr. Smith, correct vertebral subluxations with safe, gentle maneuvers known as chiropractic adjustments.
Searching for the fountain of youth? Look to your local doctor of chiropractic. Left unchecked, chronic back pain is proven to shorten one’s lifespan. Over a five-year period, researchers followed approximately 1,500 seniors aged 70 to 85. Daily back pain was linked to reduced longevity, quality of life and mobility and increased risks for a coronary heart event (Spine 2007;32:2012-18).