Time is inexorable. Much as we don’t like to face it, it’s a fact. Even though our minds may stay young, our bodies tend to slow down. We can’t so easily overindulge in food - especially delicious sweets - without paying a price. Mechanically the body starts to show the signs of aging as regards hearing, eyesight and response time. Sure, exercise and nutrition can play a big part in slowing down time, but can having routine chiropractic work also slow down the whole process and allow you to enjoy a longer, more quality-filled life?
Yes, it can. There can be surgical and cosmetic procedures done to make one look younger, but chiropractic care can make you feel that way. Let’s look at a couple of the reasons.
One of the main benefits of routine chiropractic care is that it will keep your nervous system and spine free from any interference - which then will give you a much better chance of staying healthy as you get older because the spine and nervous system will be in complete sync, and the repeated treatments can help keep that alignment, whereas without it, that can open up to more aging-related difficulties.
You’ll feel sharp physically, emotionally and mentally, thanks to that realignment of nervous system and spine and you’ll find that your range of motion and joints will feel a lot better and your balance will improve. Your body will also be better equipped to heal faster from any injuries, like a fall, for example. Chiropractic care is great for helping to mitigate that risk.
When done by an experienced chiropractor, it’s easy on your body and can leave you feeling even more rejuvenated after each session. This is especially important as you get older. It’s also a way to be able to get healthier without having to resort to pharmaceuticals. This is a natural and conservative path to take. Since medicines and surgeries tend to take a toll on the body if you can avoid them as a healing method you are in fact preserving the body and mind!
Younger people can have chiropractic care. As a matter of fact, it can be used as a preventative measure against one’s body from breaking down prematurely. If this is done earlier in one’s life, it’s easy to continue with it as they age.
This is not to say that chiropractic care is the only thing that can help you as you age. You still need to eat well, exercise both your body and mind and keep up with relationships with the people around you. Being social is also extremely important for one’s health. Chiropractic care is merely one part of the machine that is the human body. Many of those parts need to be functioning to ensure it runs smoothly even as it ages.
Dr. Robert Gucciardo has worked with many senior patients during the of the course of his chiropractic career and he’s seen firsthand how this sort of care can be extremely beneficial to their overall well being. He looks forward to helping many more of them live a naturally healthy and high quality life.