Are you looking forward to aging with grace and your health? Well, there’s good news for all of us under regular chiropractic care! Our researchers have been hard at work looking at the benefits of chiropractic care as we age and the results look fantastic! They have discovered we can experience improved health, function and quality of life as we age.
Our choices and actions can help postpone or reduce some of the undesirable effects of aging. The goal of healthy aging is to maintain physical & mental health, avoid or reduce diseases & disorders and remain active & independent. Chiropractic care can be an essential cornerstone of healthy aging, as it assists in improving overall function, health and quality of life.
In 2014, a couple of studies revealed chiropractic care can have a protective role in preserving functional ability and self-rated health. These studies looked at “activities of daily living” (ADL), such as eating, bathing, dressing, grooming, finances, housekeeping, cooking, shopping, etc. The researchers followed 2 groups of participants (1 group receiving chiropractic care and the other group receiving care from a medical doctor) over several years and compared the groups of people. The researchers compared their general health status and the participant’s ability to do ADL. The group that received the chiropractic care were found to have a higher general self-rated health status and were able to carry out their ADL compared to the group that only received medical care. The chiropractic group was able to continue to live independently, look after themselves and preserve their health, whereas the medical care group experienced a significant decline in all of these areas.
It really is possible chiropractic care can add life to our years!
The Reality Website, Jan 19 2022, Dr. Heidi Haavik