Here’s How Chiropractic Care Can Help You at Every Age
Chiropractic care is already known as a powerful treatment for rehabilitation, healing, and recovery from injuries, accidents, and pain. Many individuals seek out chiropractic care when they’re ready to begin their journey and eliminate symptoms of pain and discomfort, but chiropractic is more than symptomatic treatment—it has tremendous potential as a standalone wellness and vitality therapeutic. Rather than waiting to treat an injury or symptom of imbalance, consider the ways that chiropractic care can help at every age and stage of life, from childhood to old age.
Childhood, Adolescence, and Early Adulthood
At a Glance:
- Staving off scoliosis and misalignment
- Preventing bigger problems down the road
- Decreasing growing pains and creating better postural habits
One of the most common childhood chiropractic concerns is scoliosis. Scoliosis affects approximately 3 people out of every 100, and is often caught in middle childhood during routine physical exams. If not corrected, scoliosis can worsen by several degrees of misalignment with each passing year, particularly if physical activity or lifestyle factors exacerbate the misalignment. For children, scoliosis can be effectively treated and in some cases, close to completely mitigated due to the flexibility and mobility of the spine.
Scoliosis is just one of the many potential challenge areas that can be addressed and prevented with early chiropractic care. The spine and joints can be misaligned in other ways which impact health, mobility, and comfort as children grow. Whether they lead primarily active or sedentary lifestyles, children can be just as impacted by spinal and joint misalignment as adults. By ensuring that their neuromusculoskeletal system is as supported as possible, children will be equipped to enter adolescence and early adulthood with the best possible baseline of health to support all of their endeavors.
For children and adolescents, growing pains can be a challenge. Growing pain is often related to internal inflammation and muscular strain related to increase in the size of the child’s body. While this can be caused by a variety of factors, an expert chiropractor can help to relieve inflammation through various adjustments and tractions, provide a series of exercises and tools that children can use at home when they are experiencing discomfort, and help to analyze potential lifestyle conditions that are contributing to the discomfort.
Additionally, an expert chiropractor can help ensure that a child’s posture is ideally aligned during their growth process, helping to decrease the likelihood that they will suffer with postural imbalances later in adulthood when their bones and joints are less flexible and mobile.
Early, Middle, and Late Adulthood
At a Glance:
- Helping navigate and alleviate pain from injuries
- Relieve chronic discomfort
- Resolve poor postural habits
- Deal with workplace-created lack of ergonomic support
- Enhance overall health and wellness
- Increase athletic performance
For adults, chiropractic care is invaluable for treating specific symptoms of imbalance and discomfort, as well as supporting overall health and wellness. Many adults encounter injuries and accidents from interacting with the world, whether this is in the form of an auto accident, an injury from a lack of ergonomic support in the workplace, excessive or lack of physical activity, and more.
In addition to aiding recovery and rehabilitation from injury, chiropractic care for adults allows for enhanced quality of life. Individuals who are interested in increasing their baseline of health and boosting their mobility, agility, and vitality will find that chiropractic care helps to improve nearly every health marker. Chiropractic care works holistically on the entire body by way of the neuromusculoskeletal system, and as such, can provide support to nearly every body and lifestyle.
For those who did not receive postural support in childhood, chiropractic care can help to resolve misalignment and scoliosis in adults through a series of treatments and interventions. This can reduce and eliminate chronic back pain, neck pain, and postural challenges. When postural misalignment is addressed in adulthood, this can help to stave off rounding of the shoulders, forward head posture (or “text neck”) and other postural imbalances in later life that can compromise well-being.
At a Glance:
- Improve cognition and clarity
- Improve agility and flexibility
- Support health and overall wellness
- Decrease arthritis pain
- Alleviate pain from wear and tear
Chiropractic care can help to increase cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels in the brain. CSF functions to protect and insulate the brain, help deliver oxygen and nutrients across the blood-brain barrier, and remove toxins and cellular waste and debris from the brain and central nervous system. CSF is often naturally increased through physical activity and movement, but as age increases, it can become more difficult to engage in CSF-increasing activities. Chiropractic care can help to provide the same rejuvenating and cognition-enhancing benefits as physical activity, without the risk of fall or injury. Additionally, regular chiropractic care can help to improve the body’s overall mobility and agility, helping to contribute to increased movement and activity.
Chiropractic care can also help to mitigate the wear and tear from years of movement and life by improving circulation, decreasing inflammation, improving flexibility and movement in the bones and joints, and increasing immune function. While damage from degenerative diseases like arthritis is typically impossible to reverse, further damage can be stalled with regular chiropractic care, which helps to provide nourishment and circulation to joints and the discs of the spinal column.
Chiropractic care in the advanced stages of life can be an invaluable part of an overall health and wellness program, particularly in the support of physical activity. Clients in older age echelons have noticed a reduction or elimination of pain and discomfort in their joints, back, necks and extremities, as well as improved bending, lifting, walking, and sitting and standing. Whether part of a rehabilitation effort or simply to boost overall vitality, chiropractic care cannot be underestimated as a powerful ally in wellness efforts.
Chiropractic Care is right for ALL ages!
Irrespective of your age or stage in life, chiropractic care can help make life a more comfortable and vital experience for all human beings and bodies. At Advanced Spine and Posture in Las Vegas Midtown, we are proud to offer the most cutting-edge chiropractic care with a team of wellness professionals from a variety of fields, including medical doctors, physical therapists, and of course, expert chiropractors. If you’re ready to begin realizing your ultimate vision of health and getting back to being the best version of yourself—at every age—book your appointment today.