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Yonge and Bloor Chiropractic and Seniors

Chiropractors serve all ages and the benefits can be quite specific to each age bracket.

There are many reasons why people seek the expertise from Yonge and Bloor chiropractors. Parents bring their children for preventative reasons, athletes attend for sport related injuries, professionals seek their support for work-related concerns, and senior citizens look to Yonge and Bloor chiro to live a good life in their senior years.

Senior citizens turn to Yonge and Bloor chiropractors for many different reasons, but largely for pain relief. What these seniors soon discover is that they experience increased range of motion, increased balance and coordination, decreased joint degeneration, increased health benefits, a decreased incidence of falling, and ultimately a continued path of independence, outside the needs for a nursing home.

Chiropractic is so effective because most causes of spinal disorders are related to abnormalities of the spine and the surrounding soft tissue structures. Anti-inflammatory medication and pain relievers merely mask the symptoms and have many undesirable side effects. Chiropractic care can help to fight and alleviate pain.

Increasing a senior’s range of motion can have a positive effect in many ways. For some, an increased range of motion means being able to bend down to pick up their grandchildren, while for others, it means they can garden without pain or walk for longer distances in their attempt to stay fit.

With ageing, mild defects impair mechanoreceptors (located in the posterior (back) joints of the cervical spine and are responsible for providing the brain with essential information important for balance and coordination) function and results in a loss of proprioception (sense of body awareness). With decreased proprioception, body positioning in space is impaired and the patient becomes reliant on vision to know the location of a limb (patch.com). With severe loss of proprioception, the patient/senior is unable to get up from a chair or rise after a fall without assistance.
Yonge and Bloor chiropractic care can help restore balance and coordination by stimulating the joint receptors (mechanoreceptors) in the cervical spine. This stimulation is thought to restore or normalize joint receptor functioning which leads to improvements in balance and coordination.

Chiropractic care can decrease spinal degeneration and other arthritic changes by normalizing the spinal alignment and reducing spinal stress. And with less pain due to chiropractic adjustments comes feeling good, staying healthy and doing the things that seniors enjoy to do. Essentially, Yonge and Bloor chiropractors increase the quality of life and increase health and well being.

Falling and subsequent injuries are common among seniors. Chiropractors reduce the risk of falls by normalizing the mechanoreceptors of the cervical spine through regular adjustments. Stretching and exercise programs also help to increase strength, flexibility, mobility, balance and coordination.

There is no need for seniors to suffer and as a result lose their independence and enter nursing homes for added and continued support. Yonge and Bloor chiropractors can make a significant differences to the lives of seniors, so that they can continue to live a full life with decreased pain, greater balance, a better quality of life, and independence.