Senior Chiropractic Care for West Hartford Residents
A long and full life is a marvelous experience. Unfortunately, as the years take their toll, that experience may include an ever-increasing threat of physical pain and functional impairment. The good news is that you can optimize your health and mobility for many years to come through purely natural methods. Here at West Hartford Chiropractic, we can provide you with preventative wellness and pain management strategies that are safe, drug-free, and non-invasive.
Musculoskeletal Challenges Associated with Aging
Wear and tear is a fact of life, and the human body is no exception to the rule. Perhaps the most well-known example is the effect of aging on joints. As the cartilage within joints breaks down, osteoarthritis sets in, causing inflammation, swelling, and painful bone-on-bone friction. In the spinal column, the facet joints that connect the vertebrae can become inflamed and arthritic due to degenerative disc disease. Aging discs tend to lose internal hydration and "go flat," which strains the facet joints. Bone spurs and spinal stenosis can also cause nerve compression in older individuals. Compressed nerves can't relay signals properly, meaning that you may experience increasing trouble with pain, tingling, weakness, or loss of sensation in your arms or legs.
Seniors are at elevated risk for a host of systemic health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, internal organ dysfunction, and reduced immune function. Poor nerve signaling can contribute to these issues by hurting your body's ability to communicate with itself.
How Your Trusted Chiropractor Helps You Enjoy Your Golden Years
Seniors sometimes do themselves more harm than good by turning to painkillers to ease their age-related discomfort. Opioids pose very real dangers of addiction or overdose. Even over-the-counter drugs can interact with other medications or present other health risks. Our chiropractors at West Hartford Chiropractic, Dr. Moshe Laub, Dr. Anderson Hart, and Dr. Christopher Loy, can help you experience safer, more meaningful relief by addressing the underlying issues behind your symptoms. We can create a customized treatment plan that includes:
- Chiropractic adjustments to improve joint function, musculoskeletal alignment, and nerve signaling
- Soft tissue therapies such as ultrasound and cold laser therapy to manage inflammation and pain
- Physical therapy and corrective exercises to optimize your strength, flexibility, and balance
- Ongoing wellness checks and lifestyle advice to help you control your quality of life
Age Gracefully at West Hartford Chiropractic
There's no healthier way to age gracefully than by pursuing senior chiropractic care and other all-natural wellness solutions at West Hartford Chiropractic. Call us today at (860) 232-5556 to schedule an evaluation so we can discuss your specific needs and goals!