Often a person will blame a health condition such as a bad shoulder, a bad knee, etc. on their age. But if age were to blame, then it would stand to reason that both shoulders and both knees would be degenerated and not just one limb. These problems are due to cumulative stress and traumas, not to the passage of time.
Upright posture and mobility were associated with different cognitive processes, suggesting a different underlying neural mechanism. These results provide evidence for a link between postural alignment and cognitive functioning in healthy older adults.
Deviations in the body’s center of gravity (poor posture) have resulted in intestinal problems, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, osteoporosis, hip and foot deformities, poor health, decreased quality of life, and a shortened life span.
Chiropractic is a healthcare system that is founded on the premise that a properly functioning nervous system is essential to the overall health and function of the human body.
Doctors of Chiropractic detect and correct vertebral subluxations by physically adjusting the spine. This restores the nervous system to an optimum level of function, which maximizes the body’s inherent healing potential.
Senior citizens who received chiropractic care reported better overall health, fewer chronic conditions, fewer days in hospitals and nursing homes, and greater mobility than elderly non-chiropractic patients of similar ages.
A recent clinical research study demonstrated that three months of chiropractic care in a group of older patients resulted in improvements in their sensory and motor functions that are important for fall risk, as well as improvement in the physical component of quality of life and activities of daily living.
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