One of the greatest benefits of chiropractic care is that it is safe and effective for people of all ages. As humans go through different stages of life, common physical issues can sometimes be related to the stages. Here are some common benefits of chiropractic care for seniors:

Immune System Boost

The brain communicates to every single cell within the body and controls what each of them does. Those cells communicate back to the brain. The better this communication loop functions, the better the cells function. The spine houses and protects this communication system. When the spinal joints are restricted in range of motion, it interferes with the communication system’s ability to function optimally.

With an adjustment to the lower cervical spine and upper thoracic spine, there is a boost in immune system function. As people get older it is important to ensure that the immune system is functioning as well as it possibly can since our health depends on it.



Range of Motion and Flexibility

People often tend to move less as they get older. Because work life is sedentary for many people, it is common after years of this behavior that the body starts showing the effects of inactivity and lack of intended motion.

Joints are meant to move. When the joints are not moving the way they’re intended, they become stiff, restricted, and lose overall mobility. Then, the muscles that attach into the joints are negatively affected and often lose flexibility and function. Chiropractic adjustments address this problem. They help restore joint range of motion, which promotes joint function, optimal nervous system communication, and muscle flexibility.

Pain Relief

Chiropractic adjustments stimulate the healing process naturally. One common side effect of the chiropractic adjustment is pain relief. That goes for any age. When function is restored to the joints and the brain is able to speak most effectively with the body, the body can relax because the pain receptors are no longer stimulated and ease ensues.

We all know and love some seniors. Age shouldn’t stop them from getting the natural health care they deserve. 

Dr. Brian Augustine of Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of experience treating patients for their neck pain and other ailments through personalized chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in-office treatments and at-home therapy regimens to help people recover and heal from auto injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule an appointment or visit their website to learn more about their services!