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Adulthood and Seniors


young coupleAs we age, uncorrected spinal misalignment can lead to a significant increase in the rate of spinal decay. Scientific research shows that rate can increase by up to 300%! Other research shows that permanent spinal damage can occur within days of a misaligned spine. As an adult, the stresses of life are even greater. The physical stress still remains – hours of driving, sitting at a desk while working, hunched over assembling parts, twisting to backup a forklift and even hobbies at home. At this time in our lives, mental and emotional stress plays a much bigger role. The stress and worry many people experience causes them to be sicker and inevitably kills them prematurely. This can come from a variety of areas – doing a job that is unfulfilling, a separation or divorce, a sick family member or constant worry about finances. Another area of spine and nerve stress is through toxic chemicals; those found in water, pesticides on our produce, processed and refined foods, excess alcohol intake and smoking are just a few on the long list.

The way we eat, move and think determines how healthy we’ll be now and for many years into the future. The new proactive health model is far superior to the old way of thinking, i.e. wait until a problem arises and then try to react to it to salvage health. At Ancaster Family Chiropractic we want to help you fulfill the vision you have for your life. We want you to be fully alive now, and for many years to come.

Howard Thurman captured vision for our lives this way:
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.


happy older coupleMore and more seniors are enjoying the remarkable benefits of chiropractic care as part of their healthy lifestyle.

An growing body of research is extolling the health benefits of chiropractic care for seniors. And this is backing up the outstanding results that patient after patient is seeing under chiropractic care.

One such study looked at a large group of seniors over the age of 65 under chiropractic care maintaining their spine healthy for 5 years or longer. When comparing these seniors to others not getting chiropractic, remarkably some major health differences appeared.

The chiropractic seniors saw their medical doctor only half as often and they took nearly 70% less drugs. Less than a third! 96% of the chiropractic patients believed their care to be either ‘considerably’ or ‘extremely’ valuable.

Another study looked at a large group of seniors over the age of 75 under chiropractic wellness care over a period of time. Comparing them to the averages for people their age, the chiropractic seniors showed some impressive advantages. 87% were much more likely to rank their health status as good to excellent.

Chiropractic patients reported fewer health problems, less illness, less arthritis symptoms, used significantly less medication. They were more likely to exercise regularly and were much more active in their communities.

It’s all about quality of life.

The seniors under chiropractic care were also less likely to be hospitalized or to end up in nursing homes.

Other studies have shown tremendous benefit to the immune system for people under chiropractic care, regardless of age.

A 200-400% stronger immune system is a vital key for the health of people of all ages… especially seniors.

As we get older, does it make more sense just to add the years to our life, or can we choose to add some more life to our years. Health is a choice… quality of life is a choice. At any age you get to choose. Make the choice for a healthier you.

Schedule yourself a spinal health checkup today! Give our Ancaster chiropractic office a call today and let us help you live a long healthy life.