Did you know there are currently 78 million “baby boomers” in the United States? Individuals born betweens the years of 1946 and 1964 make up a large portion of today’s population, and as they age, they are having a direct effect on chiropractic culture and the way we view our health care today.

Baby Boomers are searching for health care providers which can help them live life to the fullest. They want to remain healthy and, most importantly, independent. Also, they do not want lose sight of the comfort and quality which comes with life itself.

Lucky for us, and the baby boomer generation, chiropractic care is ideally suited to meet the demands and needs of this cultural shift. Therefore, by focusing on the health of the spine, chiropractic care is able to help baby boomers achieve the increased quality of life and performance they are looking for. Also, it can provide the philosophical concepts that traditional health care providers cannot – the body is a self-healing, self-maintaining organism which tends toward health and wellness.

This group is the first generation to be born into fitness boom. This era encourages people to be active. It encourages them to become informed about their health care decisions. As a result, they are less inclined to rely on one doctor to oversee their care.  They believe traditional medical advice should be balanced with that of wellness and alternative practitioners.

Chiropractic care is extremely important for the maturing and elderly adult. Their are many dramatic changes which can occur in the spine with increasing age. The spinal discs, facet joints, ligaments, muscles and other spinal tissues become weaker and dehydrated. As a result, the spine is less able to withstand normal stresses and spinal pain from spinal degeneration (arthritis) becomes more prominent. Tissue injury from relatively benign events can also occur, and the time to heal from injuries increases dramatically.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Maturing Adults:

•    Spinal and extremity pain relief
•    Decreased stiffness and muscular spasms
•    Increased mobility and range of motion
•    Enhanced balance and coordination
•    Increased sense of well being
•    Increased energy
•    Enhanced tissue healing
•    Decreased tissue inflammation
•    Increased joint health
•    Decreased arthritis and arthritic joint pain
•    Minimized spinal stress and subsequent degeneration
•    Minimized risk of fall injuries

To learn more about the health benefits of consistent chiropractic care, go to http://myclubchiropractic.com/health-benefits/

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