When you think of chiropractic, you probably think of care for your spine, but there’s much more to it than that.
Chiropractors help your body in a number of different ways, including helping you age better by maintaining and improving your mobility and decreasing pain.
At Integrated Body and Medicine, our team works with you to keep your body in the best shape possible with each passing year. Our experienced specialists provide chiropractic care, rehabilitative exercise, and other beneficial therapies to keep your body feeling its best.
What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic is a specialty in medicine that works by tapping into your body’s own ability to heal itself. Chiropractors are specialists in both your musculoskeletal and nervous systems, which allows them to decrease and prevent pain, along with increasing your mobility and flexibility.
Manual tissue manipulation is one of the main therapies in chiropractic care. This involves manipulating your muscles and tendons to release pressure and built-up stress in your body. But we use other methods, too.
A chiropractic visit is similar to a medical doctor’s office visit. We ask about your medical history, any symptoms or problems you’re experiencing, and any past health concerns. We also perform a physical exam before starting any kind of treatment.
Chiropractic care and aging: Does it help?
Chiropractic care can be a key step in keeping your body feeling youthful and in good shape. As you get older, your body begins to show signs of wear, including your bones, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. This leads to pain and inflammation, and possibly falls and broken bones.
Regular chiropractic visits decrease your risk of musculoskeletal issues as you get older. We help with a number of problems that can strike as you age. To that end, chiropractic care offers these benefits:
Your joints, ligaments, and muscles become tighter as you get older. This causes problems getting around, and can lead to falls and injuries. Through manual manipulation, adjustments, and stretching exercises, we can help you improve your flexibility.
From arthritis to normal aches and pains, discomfort can leave you stranded on the couch. But less movement makes musculoskeletal pain worse. We use chiropractic manipulation to mobilize your muscles and decrease back pain and other discomfort.
Your spine is an integral part of your overall health, including your immunity. Chiropractic care focuses on removing stresses on the body’s nervous system to restore your health.
It’s no surprise that you have a harder time getting around as you get older. Between stiffness and pain, decreased mobility can lead to problems such as falls and depression. Chiropractic care decreases stiff muscles, allowing you to move around better.
Chiropractors also provide nutrition advice and help with exercise routines that benefit you as you age.
What to expect at your appointment
We want you to enjoy a good quality of life as you age. Our specialists take the time to learn what’s bothering you, and how we can help you best.
At your appointment, we use a number of different techniques to provide pain relief and ease tension from your muscles:
- Spinal adjustments
- Ice or heat therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
- Rehabilitative exercise
We assess how you’re feeling before starting any type of therapy. This allows us to choose the best way to keep you feeling your absolute best.
To learn more about how chiropractic care helps you as you age, call our office or schedule an appointment through our online system today. We serve the greater Highland and Hammond, Indiana, area.