As people age, one of their greatest concerns is to maintain “activities of daily living” or ADLs. That’s the ability to get up in the morning, take a shower, get dressed, take care of yourself and be active. Back pain can be a significant challenge for those seniors looking to maintain their daily activities.
A 2013 study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic care for uncomplicated back pain can actually keep seniors more active longer.
“The findings from this study suggest that chiropractic use in episodes of care for uncomplicated back conditions has protective effects against declines in ADLs, instrumental ADLs, and self-rated health for older Medicare beneficiaries over a 2-year period.”
Regular chiropractic care is a must for seniors who wish to stay active as well as everyone with a spine.