You may wonder how chiropractic care can help you as you age. Your body is constantly struggling to survive with constant assaults from free radicals. Your body can self-heal and rebuild what has been damaged by free radicals and this ability can be enhanced with chiropractic treatments. By receiving regular treatments, you are helping your body to retain its natural healing abilities.
The body’s operating system is the central nervous system which controls every function that occurs within your body including healing. There is a flow of nerve energy which is emitted from the brain and coordinates all of the body’s cells into action. The brain receives proprioception from receptors located in the skin, muscles and joints which is basically the information provided by movement of these receptors.
When the spine is out of alignment whether it is from an accident, a fall, repetitive movements or bad posture, it can damage your nervous system. This physical nerve stress can interfere with brain and body communication and can increase the presence of stress hormones which can interfere with the healing process.
By seeing a chiropractor and receiving adjustments, the pressure that is built up on the nervous system can be removed with certain adjustments. Regular chiropractic treatments are a powerful anti-aging tool and can also reduce oxidative stress that builds up in the body. Oxidative stress occurs when there are not enough antioxidants in the body to combat the free radicals and the free radicals start to cause damage to the body’s cell components.
Chiropractic treatments can also help to keep joints healthy. When joints are out of alignment, they can be under a great deal of pressure and stress. With a few simple adjustments, the joints are adjusted to release this pressure and to alleviate pain. As a person receives treatments, they may find that they have better posture, alignment and less joint pain. When joints are under less pressure, a person is reducing their exposure to painful conditions such as arthritis.
The most important part of regular chiropractic care is to release the oxidative stress that can cause a great deal of damage. If you have not considered the benefits of regular chiropractic treatment, you can always contact a chiropractor for a consultation to see what kind of benefits you could reasonably expect. There is certainly no downside to chiropractic treatments and the care and health of your joints and spine can help them to stay healthy longer.