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Senior Care

Did you know that the Activator Method is one of the safest and most effective forms of chiropractic care when it comes to treating spinal related conditions? Here at Harbor Front Family Chiropractors, both doctors want to help you to age gracefully and still be able to enjoy doing the things you love.

Why Is Chiropractic Care So Important For The Maturing Adult?

Chiropractic care is extremely important for the maturing and elderly adult because of the dramatic changes that occur in the spine with increasing age. As we age, spinal discs, facet joints, ligaments, muscles and other spinal tissues become weaker, less hydrated, more fibrotic, and less able to withstand normal stresses. As a result, spinal pain from spinal degeneration (arthritis) becomes more prominent, tissue injury from relatively benign events occurs, and the time to heal from injuries increases. Benefits of chiropractic care include:

  • Increased Range of Motion:

Increasing spinal range of motion can positively influence lives in many ways. For some, an increased range of motion means being able to bend down to pick up the grandchildren. For others, it translates into an extra 30 yards of distance out of their driver on the golf course.

Chiropractic care has a long history of helping individuals like you reach these and other goals through increases in spinal range of motion. Best of all, increases in spinal range of motion can happen immediately following chiropractic treatments. This is one of the reasons why many top professional sporting teams have team chiropractors treat the athletes prior to and during sporting events.

  • Increasing Coordination and Balance:

Injuries and degenerative changes have been shown to cause problems with balance and coordination- specifically injuries in the spine or neck. In your spine, there are receptors that help communicate vital information for balance and coordination with your brain. With aging or injury, this communication is decreased and disrupted, which results in a loss of proprioception (sense of body awareness). Chiropractic care helps to restore this communication giving you a better sense of self-awareness and increased balance and coordination.

  • Joint/Disc Degeneration:

Disc Degeneration is caused when one or more spinal bones are out of alignment. When misaligned, bones begin to wear down, resulting in disc degeneration (or loss of cushioning). Chiropractic care helps ensure that the spinal bones are aligned, lowering the risk of the wear and tear that breaks down spinal joints and discs.

  • Health and Well-Being:

As we follow our patients on their journey to being pain-free, we commonly ask them along the way what changes they are noticing. We often hear:

“My body recovers faster.” “I have more energy.”

Here at Harbor Front Family Chiropractors, our aim is to increase the quality of your life, not just eliminate the pain. Don’t cheat yourself from living life to its fullest. Call us today at (231)845-7800!