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Better Health After Retirement: How Chiropractic Can Help

Retirement is a time in your life when you may have mixed emotions. You might be excited to wake up every day and do whatever you like. The world has no limits. You can now travel, sleep in, craft, or just do as you please. For others, retirement evokes feelings of uncertainty. They don’t know where to go or what to do next. No matter how you feel, chiropractic care can help you live your best life during retirement. 


Reduce or Prevent Arthritis Pain 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 50 million individuals have arthritis. Depending on the variety, it can be a debilitating ailment, or become one, that can make everything from moving that body part to sleeping difficult. 


At Enlighten Chiropractic, our Lakeville chiropractor will guide you through exercises, realign the joints, and educate you on ways you can prevent or lessen the pain at home. Our exercise therapy may even be able to prevent the arthritis from progressing as rapidly. 


As a result, you won’t be kept up or woken up in the middle of the night from the pain. You’ll be able to walk, exercise, or partake in physical exercise with fewer and less severe joint problems holding you back. 


Prevent Injuries 

During the aging process, you become more vulnerable to an injury. You lose flexibility. Your bones may be more brittle. And you might suffer from various joint issues. It’s also possible that your balance will become off as you age. For these reasons and others, approximately 36 million falls happen to adults aged 65 and older, as noted by the CDC.


Instead of worrying about a fall that can hinder your ability to go on adventures and explore, increase your flexibility, improve your balance, and take other proactive steps to reduce your risk of an injury from a fall. Fortunately, our Enlighten chiropractor can guide you through exercises that enhance these aspects of your musculoskeletal system. By doing so, you’ll be less likely to fall. Not to mention, we can provide chiropractic adjustments, exercises, and other similar treatments that can prevent other injuries as well. 


Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Studies have shown a relationship between a better night’s sleep and chiropractic care. For one, your body uses energy more efficiently after an alignment due to the increase in circulation and the realignment of the spine. As a result, you can lay down, relax, and fall asleep more quickly. It also improves your nervous system function, which can help you achieve a deep sleep more frequently. 


When you wake up and feel refreshed, you’ll be able to do more because you’ll have more energy. It’ll be easier for you to travel further, participate in new activities, play with your grandkids, or whatever it is you prefer to do. 


Better Immune System Function 

Some research has shown a correlation between chiropractic care and better immune function. With a strong immune system, you can go wherever you desire with little worry about contracting a respiratory infection, as long as you’re taking precautions. You don’t have to let coming down with a cold, flu, or other infections stand in the way of you getting to love your life after retirement. 


Enlighten Chiropractic helps those individuals who are 65 or older live a better life after retirement. Your likelihood of disease and injury can decrease immensely, allowing you to enjoy life without being held back. Plus, your treatments may help you sleep better and ease your pain, making retirement much more pleasant. 


Book an appointment with us today to better your spinal health and overall well-being with chiropractic care by calling 952-232-1935 or using our form


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