One of the biggest issues with seniors as they age is trying maintaining a high quality of life. This means freedom. In our office we see amazing things happen when we remove subluxations and allow the body to function at a high level. Initiating chiropractic at later stages of life can make incredible differences in quality of life and longevity. As the saying goes, “chiropractic adds years to life and life to years!”
More and more seniors are experiencing remarkable changes in their health by incorporating chiropractic as part of their wellness strategy.
A study published in 2003 concluded that, “Chiropractors may administer more prevention and health-promotion services than any other health profession”. It further concluded, “Patients receiving chiropractic management appeared to replace medical management rather than be complementary to medical treatment….The need for hospitalization and the high costs associated with that service were markedly reduced for the patient receiving chiropractic”. Chiropractic seniors saw their medical doctor only half as often and they took nearly 70% less drugs. 96% of the chiropractic patients believed their care to be either ‘considerably’ or ‘extremely’ valuable.
Another study published in 1996 stated, “It was found that chiropractic users were less likely to have used a nursing home, more likely to report a better health status, more likely to exercise vigorously, and more likely to be mobile in the community. In addition, they were less likely to use prescription drugs.”
Family Wellness For seniors, it’s all about Quality of Life.
The results of a three year randomized trial of people 75 years of age and over revealed better overall health and a higher quality of life among those who use chiropractic care. Elderly chiropractic patients have fewer chronic conditions, spend fewer days in nursing homes and hospitals, are more mobile in their communities and are less likely to use prescription drugs than non-chiropractic patients, according to a study conducted by the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research through the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. In addition, 87% of chiropractic patients described their health as excellent compared to just 67.8% of non-chiropractic patients.
Family Wellness Better immunity means less chance of getting sick!
A summary of recent research implies a connection between chiropractic adjustments and Immunocompetence (better immune system function). The literature suggests that the nervous system plays a role in the modulation of the immune response and that chiropractic adjustments influence T and B lymphocyte numbers, natural killer cell numbers, antibody levels, phagocytic activity and plasma endorphin levels.
Health is a choice, and no matter what age you are, you are free to choose. Choose health, choose chiropractic! Ensure your quality of life with chiropractic.
Family Wellness References:
- Maintenance care: health promotion services to US chiropractic patients aged 65 and over, Part 11. Rupert, RL, Manello D, Sandefur R: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2003;23(1):10.
- Chiropractic patients in a comprehensive home-based geriatric assessment, follow-up and home promotion program. Coulter ID et al. Topics in Clinical Chiropractic 1996: 3(2): 46-55.
- Study Associates chiropractic with better health in the elderly. Today’s Chiropractic November/December 1996 originally published by the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research.
- The effects of chiropractic on the immune system: a review of the literature. Allen JM, Chiropractic Journal of Australia, 1993; 23:132-135.