Chiropractic Is Beneficial for Elder Health

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While chiropractic has been practiced for many years, it has only more recently gained interest from many who have explored chiropractic care for improving their overall health and wellness.  Because of this, the older generation may not realize all that chiropractic care can offer, and thus, tend to avoid this lesser known method for improving health.  But those over the age of 60 can benefit greatly from chiropractic care.  Research supports chiropractic care for improving health as we age, and Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Tom Niemela focuses on increasing the knowledge of chiropractic care for the older generations so that they can experience all the incredible, safe, and natural benefits of chiropractic care for improving elder health.

Health Problems as We Age

Let’s face it, as our bodies age, we can’t do the things we once could.  Aging takes a toll on the body and our health.  For example, instead of being able to move with ease, arthritis and joint pain become a problem that can limit physical activity.  Hips and knees are among the first joints to experience problems because they are the joints we use most often.  The less we are able to move, the more troubles that can develop.  Muscles become stiff, joints can lock up, and this can lead to falls and injuries among the elderly.  In fact, falls are one of the most common issues that older adults face that can limit independence and lead to major injuries.  Those aged 60 and older also complain about feeling tired more often, yet many seniors are unable to sleep as well as they once could.  Overall, the older adult population simply doesn’t feel as healthy and mobile as they once did.  But Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Niemela can change that.

Improve Elder Health and Quality of Life with Chiropractic Care

For many, chiropractic care is associated with correcting back pain or headaches, but in reality, it is so much more than that.  Dr. Tom Niemela of Arbor Vitae Chiropractic focuses on improving the health of the central nervous system to increase overall health of the body.  The body’s systems work together and rely on the central nervous system to send and receive messages.  People of all ages benefit from improved spinal health, and older people specifically will notice that chiropractic care improves the body’s innate ability to repair and heal itself.  Additionally, chiropractic care improves posture which increases balance and decreases the chance of dangerous falls among the elderly.  Under the expert care of Dr. Niemela, muscle tightness will also decrease.  Regular chiropractic adjustments will also remove nerve interference for improved immune system and digestive function.  It can also decrease sleep problems and increase overall energy levels so you can feel at your very best no matter your age.

Contact Arbor Vitae Chiropractic

If you would like to experience the incredible benefits of chiropractic care for yourself, set up an appointment with Dr. Tom Niemela of Arbor Vitae Chiropractic today.  Safe and natural chiropractic adjustments can improve your comfort and overall quality of life, so give us a call today.



Hawk, C., Schneider, M.J., Haas, M., Katz, P., Dougherty, P., Gleberzon, B., Killinger, L.Z., Weeks, J. “Best Practices for Chiropractic Care for Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Consensus Update.” J Manipulative Physiological Therapies, 2017 May; 40(4): 217-229.