By Mary Pletsch 10 Jan 2022 no comment 38 Views
Every birthday we hear the same jokes about growing older. And as we age, we feel the need to safeguard our independence.
It’s frustrating when health concerns start to limit our activities. This can happen at any age. For some of us, it starts as early as our 30s. This is particularly true if we have been rough on our bodies, have chronic illnesses, are accident survivors, or made poor decisions during our teen years.
It’s hard to be active or maintain our social connections when we’re in pain, stiff, or fatigued. We’re less likely to go out when if we feel that we might be too uncomfortable to enjoy the experience. We might also be concerned that we’ll “suffer for it” after the fact. We don’t want to go out at all when we’re afraid we’ll be unable to safely get home again.
As we grow older, more and more of us experience this feeling of being restricted.
Your chiropractor might not be able to prevent another birthday, but chiropractors can help you manage the effects of aging.
Chiropractic care helps to safeguard your independence
Regular chiropractic care will increase your flexibility, range of motion, and overall wellness. It will keep your nervous system operating at its best and allow your body to heal itself. It will also decrease or eliminate pain that makes it uncomfortable for you to be active. Your chiropractor can also help you to evaluate and adapt to potential risk factors.
Some of those risk factors are in your own home. While plenty of people stay home for fear of having a fall while they are out, most falls happen in the home. Every year, one in every three Canadians over age 65 will experience a fall. Injuries such as hip, wrist and pelvic fractures are common as a result of such falls, and can have a lasting impact on quality of life.
When you go out, make use of railings, handles and supports. Don’t be reluctant to take a cane or walker if it would make the trip easier or more pleasant. Be particularly careful on icy winter days.
Most of all, make one of those trips out to your chiropractor. Regular maintenance is the best way to keep your body operating at its peak. If something’s changed with your health, or if you’re particularly concerned about falls, slips or balance issues, be sure to let your chiropractor know.
Finally, if you do have a fall, come in to see your chiropractor as soon as possible. We can begin treating any damage done right away and help prevent future re-occurrences.
Give Sheppard Chiropractic Centre a call at (506) 635-8182 or (506) 847-7172 and let us help you safeguard your independence.