Aging is felt most keenly in the spine. From our early twenties onwards, many of us gain an awareness of back pain and stiffness that will remain with us until the end of time. Everything from the daily commute and the toil of office work, to the strains of exercise and taking care of a family, add to the burden. An alarmingly small percentage of the population takes proactive care of their spines; they wait until pain or dysfunction strikes before they do anything about it. So here is lesson 1: if you are fortunate enough to have full range of motion and a spine free of pain, take steps to maintain this blessed advantage.
No matter how great of care you maintain regarding your spine, there are many pain-causing factors that are out of your control. Age is the most tangible of these factors. Our spines are finite structures and, as such, they will eventually start to give in to the wear-and-tear of life. Spine-related conditions are among the most prevalent causative factors in senior disability. Here is how chiropractic helps you maintain good spinal health in the golden years:
If you are interested in taking a hands-on approach to maintaining a high level of spinal health despite old age, give our office in Milpitas a call to schedule an appointment today. We work with seniors of all ages to create individualized, goal-oriented plans for reducing back pain and improving mobility.