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Posted on 07-07-2015
Healthcare experts widely agree that there are at least four factors that greatly contribute towards the development of musculoskeletal disorders in humans. Unfortunately for the elderly, age and activity level are two of them. The others are occupation and chosen lifestyle. But before you get depressed, know that future prospects aren't all that grim thanks to our Lexington chiropractor.
Chiropractors have spent years studying how the musculoskeletal system responds to aging and the other factors we mentioned earlier. They have found that certain things can alter proteoglycans and bone density as well as bolster sarcopenia. In layperson's terms, it means that we'll lose muscle and cartilage.
The cartilage and muscles that we manage to keep will become less resilient and slower to respond to our brain's messages. So, we'll have aches and pains as well as safety concerns to deal with. Plus, our bones will be more apt to break over small, seemingly inconsequential things. While chiropractic care for seniors won't make those things all go away, they will go the distance in making them less noticeable.
Our Lexington chiropractor can aid seniors in beating back the advance of functional decline through range of motion exercises and massage. Those two things are very helpful when it comes to maintaining muscle and cartilage too. Seniors who already have concerns about muscle and cartilage loss may want to speak with our chiropractor about their worries sooner, rather than later. There may be other things that we can suggest or do to help seniors replace some of what has already been lost.
Rebuilding and bolstering the musculoskeletal system in older Americans aren't the only two things that our Lexington chiropractic team excels at when it comes to providing geriatric care. We also have the wherewithal to relieve pain, improve lymphatic response, solve balance issues, positively impact circulation and aid in chronic disease management. To learn more, please contact us.
Dr. Heath Gallentine
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