Senior Chiropractic Care in Vero Beach, FL
If your "golden years" aren't living up to their name as far as aches, pains, musculoskeletal balance and general wellness are concerned, you may be tempted to look into the realm of chiropractic care -- and rightly so! Contrary to what you might think, chiropractic adjustments can be completely safe for individuals of all ages, including senior citizens, offering critical benefits from pain relief to improved physical function. Here at Bartkus Chiropractic Center, Dr. Bartkus is proud to offer this helpful form of drug-free, surgery-free care to senior area residents.
The Challenges of Growing Older
Age poses many challenges in all areas of life, including health. Decades of wear and tear naturally take their toll on the body, even if you're quite healthy in most respects. Degenerative joint and spinal conditions are a common cause of age-related musculoskeletal and neurological pain. For instance, spinal discs that dry out and become flatter can put extra stress on the joints that articulate the spine, promoting chronic inflammation and spinal osteoarthritis. The flattened disc may also herniate, suffering a painful tear in its outer covering that also lets inflammatory material ooze out onto nearby nerve roots. You may also suffer chronic pain from a narrowing of the spine's inner canal (stenosis) or slippage of one vertebra over another (spondylolisthesis).
Spinal misalignments that throw your body off balance are particularly worrying for seniors. This situation not only causes muscle strain, but it may also make you more vulnerable to balance problems, including falls that can be dangerous if your bone density has decreased. Meanwhile, chronic nerve impingement could be limiting your internal organ function, disease resistance and other critical wellness factors.
Safe, Effective Pain Management & Wellness Care for Seniors
Seniors who have the mistaken notion that chiropractic care is somehow risky at their age aren't doing themselves any favors by turning instead to major orthopedic surgery, spinal fusion or large doses of painkillers (which can prove especially dangerous if they interact with your other medications). By contrast, chiropractic care is extremely safe as administered by our skilled, caring chiropractor, Dr. Bartkus. Gentle, precise adjustments to your joints can provide:
- Easier joint motion for greater flexibility
- Improved balance, coordination and stability
- Natural relief for arthritis and other forms of degenerative joint pain
- Improved nerve function for better whole-body health and immune system function
We can combine your senior chiropractic care with complementary therapies for even greater benefits. Corrective exercises are a great example. Gentle stretches and strength-building exercises can help you get the most out of your treatment.
Contact us Today
Aging may be a fact of life, but that doesn't mean you have to live that life in pain or battling constant health problems. Contact our Vero Beach chiropractor at 772-569-0500 for an appointment to see how senior chiropractic care can keep you feeling younger and functioning better!