Bellevue Chiropractic and the Senior Citizen

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for the Elderly

Many of our elderly suffer chronic pain or other issues as their bodies age over time. They struggle with decreased mobility and problems in balance and coordination due to joint deterioration, not to mention pain accompaniment and reduced energy. Seniors also have increased risks of falls and other accidents. Fortunately, chiropractic care has been to shown to have multiple benefits for the senior citizen.

The elderly may be rightly concerned about spinal manipulation owing to the delicate nature of their bones and bodies. But chiropractors are especially trained to handle the needs of this population of patients with care and caution; the therapy can be absolutely safe for them.

What benefits can the elderly derive from chiropractic treatment? Firstly, pain relief. It is one of the safest modes of reducing pain and discomfort. Simply by locating and correcting any misalignments of the spine will reduce or eliminate pain in the back, neck and head regions.

With pain gone, the elderly can now enjoy increased range of motion, from the spine to the extremities. The patient may be able to move with more confidence as before, bend over without fear, take walks alone, and interact with others.

Chiropractic care has been shown to help restore balance and coordination by stimulating and restoring normal joint function in the neck. Studies have shown that by stimulating joint receptors in the neck, which in turn controls balance and coordination of the body, can restore normal function. Many issues of balance and coordination are attributed to degeneration or injury to the cervical spine. Another benefit for the elderly is that chiropractic care can decrease joint degeneration and arthritis problems by restoring proper alignment of the spine.

Finally, with a correctly aligned spine, the senior’s nervous system and immune system will function better. With a healthy immune system it will mean fewer sick days, a reduced chance of catching illness, and an increased feeling of health and well-being for the elderly.

A Pain-Free Life

We believe at NuStar, your chiropractic in Bellevue, our elderly need not live their golden years in pain or discomfort when chiropractic care is available to them.

Yoga: Working Well with Bellevue Chiropractic

How Yoga and Chiropractic Care Benefit You

The practice or discipline of yoga dates back to more than 4,000 years, hence, it is not a new trend. However, its resurgence in the Western world in the last 10 years has been phenomenal. Many schools, professionals, doctors, practitioners of alternative medicine, and other like-minded societies promote the benefits of yoga. Yoga harnesses the breath to posture and stretches the body’s muscles, tendons, and ligaments that has been scientifically proven to provide good effects.

The benefits of yoga are manifold. These include decreased stress, lowered blood pressure, increased flexibility, improved physical stamina, and a better sense of balance. It is also seen as a means towards healing of injuries and disorders of health as yoga makes a connection between the physical body, emotional states, and psychological processes. You might say that it goes much further than conventional physical exercise.

While chiropractic care is a relatively a younger development in healthcare, it shares many of the same principles in its application and results with yoga. Both systems can heal your body of injuries and increase health on all levels of experience. If you regularly practise yoga and you combine it with regular chiropractic treatment your rewards in health improvement can be impressive.

Successful chiropractors have been praising yoga for decades, citing its many health benefits which makes it the perfect adjunct to any chiropractic treatment plan. By helping improve flexibility and range of motion, recommending yoga to patients improves outcomes and increases satisfaction with their care plan.

Practiced with consistency, yoga tones your body and prepares it to experience deep levels of healing by stretching out restricted muscles and releasing long-held tensions. It primes your body to receive the benefits of chiropractic treatment much more efficiently. Because your range of motion is improved with yoga, it enables your chiropractor to go deeper with your treatment and cuts down on preparation time spent getting you ready for advanced healing techniques. Clearly, the two systems complement each other.

Welcoming Yoga in Bellevue

Yoga practitioners experience better outcomes when combined with our chiropractic treatments here in Bellevue. Come by for a consultation. Both our sciences can do wonders for overall health.

Athletes: Getting the Most from Chiropractic

How Chiropractic Treatment Make Better Athletes

An athlete’s performance is affected by a combination of strength, flexibility, speed and coordination. For optimal performance, the athlete’s musculoskeletal condition must be in sync to deliver this combination efficiently. His spine, joints, musculature, ligaments and tendons will bear the brunt of physical forces involved in his sport. Certainly, he is exposed to a variety of trauma and injuries.

When there is something amiss in spinal movement and/or alignment, the resulting altered positions can create focal areas of irritation in the nervous system, which leads to the interference with the functions of all other systems. As a result, athletic performance suffers. When athletes get chiropractic adjustments regularly, they will often attribute their success to regular chiropractic care. In other words, chiropractic reverts the beating the body takes in the name of sports.

Routine adjustments result in improved range of motion, better flexibility, and increased blood circulation. The adjustments will reduce the irritation of the spinal nerve roots, improve healing time, and hence, improving performance. Chiropractic adjustments can heal a variety of athlete ailments and their symptoms, such as headaches, shoulder pain and ankle sprains and injuries, plus reducing the risk for injuries. Athletes who go for adjustment after competition speeds the recuperative process after the stress of their event.

Athletes favor the non invasive and drug free treatment aspect of chiropractic adjustments making it a safer alternative course of therapy. No injection, blood transfusions, no hospital stay is required to deter athletes’ time in training, practice or real-time competition. Medication-free, chiropractic therapy ensures
no presence of drug side-effects or adverse reactions that can affect performance or even daily routine. Chiropractic adjustments are indeed a preventative and performance enhancing care.

Chiropractic for the Love of Sports

Over at NuStar Chiropractic in Bellevue, we see our share of sports injuries and their symptoms and how athletes just love the benefits of adjustments, responding favorably with their regular treatments. But athlete or otherwise, we see that all our patients receive the best chiropractic care in Bellevue.