Aging Gracefully and Proper Posture | Boise Chiropractor

Boise Eagle Meridian Chiropractor | Poor Posture and Aging

Ask yourself this question… why is it that some seniors in the Boise, Eagle, and Meridian area age gracefully, are independent, and remain active – while others age rapidly, become dependent on nursing homes / home assistance, and lose the quality of life they once enjoyed?

A study conducted in 2013 by Kamitami et al (1) confirms that poor posture in people aged 65-94 can increase the odds of becoming dependent on assisted care among older adults by more than 5 times.

That’s because poor posture as a result of years of neglect, or unresolved injuries can exert increased pressure on the muscles, discs, and ligaments of the spine tissues. Furthermore, altered posture and spinal alignment can increase the forces acting on the delicate nerves throughout the neck and back – the same nerves that carry vital nerve energy to the limbs and organs. As a result nerve function can be altered or impaired and the corresponding limbs and organs might be adversely affected.

Over time, increased muscle and ligament strains and diminished nerve energy (due to altered posture-spine alignment) will start to impact mobility and proper function of throughout the body, leading to dysfunction and possible disease. Unfortunately, this gradual decline in health will force older adults to seek assisted care, as they are no longer able to move or function the way they once did. This is exactly what was found in the study by Kamitami and colleagues (1).

Solution

By correcting postural problems and realigning the spine back to its healthy shape, corrective care chiropractors in our Boise, Eagle and Meridian clinic are able to restore movement and proper nerve energy to the body, allowing your body to heal and function the way it was intended.

Our team of chiropractors at the Ideal Spine Health Center in Boise / Eagle / Meridian focus on Chiropractic BioPhysics or CBP – the most researched, scientific, and results-oriented corrective chiropractic technique. Our aim is to pinpoint spinal misalignments, and create a custom spinal rehabilitation program for each individual patient.

After the spinal realignment program, those patients who maintain their proper posture, perform their home exercises, and visit a chiropractor regularly, can dramatically reduce their chances of dependence at an older age.

If you or a loved one in Treasure Valley needs postural correction, or is suffering from the effects of spinal misalignment, please contact us today for a complimentary chiropractic consultation: 208-939-2502

References:

1. Kamitami et al. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2013 Jul;68(7):869-75 https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/14c3895832e00cb0