Are you experiencing any abnormal levels of fatigue? Are you reaching an age where you don’t necessarily feel as if you’re aging. However, you know that you are and want to know how to age well? Well then you should consider the benefits of getting a chiropractic adjustment.
Do you suffer from an undiagnosed level of stiffness within your body? Are you pregnant, constantly working out, or experiencing consistent headaches? Or are you working a 9-5 that consists of you sitting at a desk all day?
If any of this is a part of what’s occurring in your life, as you’re aging, a chiropractic adjustment might be beneficial for you. Many times, we encounter clients who are unaware of certain changes that take place within the body as we age. It’s important to know what to expect and you must know just where your ongoing resources lie.
For example, if you’re pregnant or you’ve had a child or two then you know how the body changes after each baby, and while you’re pregnant. Therefore, keeping up with the changes and keeping the body aligned requires certain steps to be taken. The same applies to us as we age.
Natural Pain Relief
Some aches and pains are normally based on our age. However, your body doesn’t have to endure all the struggles that you may hear of. When waking up isn’t always as easy any more it’s understandable to believe it’ll always feel that way. But it doesn’t have to. Some fixes can be done for you by visiting a local chiropractor. At my chiropractic Anchorage AK clinic, I see many people with aches and back pain. They feel much better after an adjustment.
Just because you’re aging doesn’t mean you automatically begin to experience non-ending levels of pain. Some pain is brought on by living a life of inactivity. Meanwhile, too much activity can also cause some pains we begin to deal with.
Yes, some pain and complications are more so inevitable. However, it’s best to get a handle on all that. You can control now as you gain the knowledge necessary to ensure your health remains steady in the future.
What Happens to The Body as We Age?
As we age our bodies begin a natural process of deteriorating in a sense, but there are certain measures that we can take. These will assist the bones, joints, and muscles despite the natural occurrences.
The less we use our bodies and the less we take time to ensure the health of our spines, the brain, and heart health, we risk aging and gaining complications that we otherwise wouldn’t necessarily have to deal with.
Importance of exercise to help you age well
If exercise isn’t a part of your routine as you begin to age, it’s a good idea to incorporate it seeing that the heart is going to begin going through some changes too. The more we work our hearts the greater the muscle becomes. The healthier the heart, the healthier the rest of the body.
Exercise should be incorporated into our schedules to ensure the body is working at its fullest capacity to age well.
Vitamins are another necessity regarding the health of our bones, joints, and muscles as we age.
Exercise and vitamins serve as boosts to the immune system. Not remaining active at any age can be detrimental to the body in various ways. It’s the inactivity of the body that can cause joints, and muscles to stiffen, and bones to become more brittle and prone to certain injuries.
Why Chiropractic Care Helps You Age Well
The chiropractor specializes in all musculo-skeletal disorders and takes the time to go beneath the skin, reaching those areas where regular doctors are unable to reach. Chiropractors iron out those muscular kinks that build up over time.
Age-related aching and joint stiffening, along with muscle dysfunction, can all be treated this way.
We know what to do to be sure those hidden causes of those random-seeming aches and pains no longer weigh you down. Sometimes it takes one visit and for others, it takes multiple visits.
Whether you decide you want to receive weekly massages to help deal with some new body changes, or you simply want to understand more about the health of the spine; visiting a chiropractor can provide that for you, and leave you with much information that you didn’t go in with.
If you need spinal manipulation, spinal mobilization, physical therapy, massage therapy, spinal decompression, or a simple check-up where we let you know about preventative measures you can take to prevent yourself from even having any spinal issues.
What is the Purpose of An Adjustment?
The purpose of a chiropractic adjustment is to be sure the spine is completely balanced, and the rest of the body can function properly. This will help you age well. When the spine is imbalanced, the Central Nervous System is compromised. A compromised CNS causes the nerves housed within the spinal cord to not be able to relay messages to the rest of the body properly.
The spinal cord and the brain make up the Central Nervous System and when the spine is altered due to misalignment, the body’s ability to function, along with the immune system of the body is affected negatively.
One way to be sure that aging doesn’t bring about any added dysfunction or slow you down is to get your doctor and chiropractic check-ups. Be sure to let your doctor know if you’re interested in visiting a chiropractor if you haven’t so far.
Your health must be the most important factor in your life as you begin to age. Your perspective should also remain steady as you better understand that aging is a beautiful part of life. It doesn’t mean you’re falling apart; it simply means you must be more intentional about taking care of the body in every way.
We all want to age well. Along with lifestyle choices you make, considering therapies like chiropractic care will leave you pain-free, more balanced, feeling more coordinated. This will enable you take on the days with no sickness, headaches, or stiffness hindering your body’s ability to properly and fully function.
About the Author
This opinion piece is by Dr. Brent Wells, D.C. He is the founder of Better Health Chiropractic & Physical Rehab and has been a chiropractor for over 20 years. His practice has treated thousands of patients with different health problems using various services designed to help give you long-lasting relief, such as chiropractic care, massage therapy, and physical rehab therapy in Anchorage, Wasilla, and Juneau.
Dr. Wells is also the author of over 700 online health articles that have been featured on sites such as Dr. Axe and Lifehack. He is a member of the American Chiropractic Association and the American Academy of Spine Physicians. He continues his education to remain active and updated in all studies related to neurology, physical rehab, biomechanics, spine conditions, brain injury trauma, and more.
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