The Early Bird Gets the Worm (And By Worm, We Mean Great Quality of Life)

I often hear my 40-something patients say “I just can’t do the physical activity I used to enjoy.” That pickup game of basketball, that Pilates core class, that 4 mile jog that used to make them feel better suddenly leaves them feeling worse….or even injured.

I give them the same advice: stay ahead of these issues with regular chiropractic care, so you can continue doing the things you love well into your golden years. Think of it as maintenance – it’s NECESSARY to keep you running efficiently.

Chiropractic care offers a natural way to treat and prevent many different ailments that often plague relatively young people:

Headaches – a Duke University study from back in 2001 came to the conclusion that, “Spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate relief for headaches originating from the neck.” Since 60 to 90% of all headaches are linked to facet joint pain (neck), chiropractic treatments offer a significant form of relief.

Shoulder pain – Studies from the Annals of Internal Medicine and the British Medical Journal both found that adding shoulder manipulation to traditional rehab techniques improved the outcomes and reduced pain associated with certain shoulder injuries.

Ankle injuries – a joint study from the JMPT and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic care of ankle sprains helped increase motion, lessen pain and provide better ankle function in the future.

Injury prevention – An Australian study conducted in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders reported that Australian football players who used a regiment of chiropractic care had a fewer number of leg injuries than those who did not.

The best part: chiropractic treatment can help people recover from injuries without the need for painkillers or invasive surgery. So don’t wait until you CAN’T do the things you love – stay on top of your body’s maintenance by seeing your chiropractor.