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How Chiropractic Care Can Help The Healing of Bone Fractures As We Age

How Chiropractic Care Can Help The Healing of Bone Fractures As We Age

The old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” is relevant when it comes to broken bones and healing – especially as we age.

A broken bone doesn’t heal as quickly when we are 50 as it did when we were 20. This is because of age, but also because of the physical changes that affect the skeletal system, such as osteoarthritis or osteoporosis.

Patients with osteoporosis are often more prone to fractures of the hip, spine and wrist. According to the American Chiropractic Association, “half of all women and a quarter of men older than 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.”

Lifestyle choices, such as inactivity, smoking, using alcohol in excess or a poor diet, also contributes to the risk of osteoporosis. Chiropractic care can help patients alter those life habits and improve chances for a better healing outcome after a fracture.

Aging also impacts the immune system and can disrupt the body’s normal inflammatory response to healing. This means an elderly person who falls could have a more serious bone fracture, such as a broken hip.

How Chiropractic Care Helps With The Healing Process

Chiropractic care can help as you heal and recover from a bone fracture. As chiropractors, we evaluate and test a patient’s bone density, and create an individualized plan to help regain and maintain optimal bone strength.

Manipulation treatments (also known as adjustments), along with rehabilitation, relaxation techniques, and nutritional and dietary supplement counseling are some common techniques used to help our patients heal faster and their body and bones become stronger.

Our focus is to help you and your broken bone heal well through increased mobility and range of motion.

Not only can these treatments help in your recovery – they are preventive in nature by strengthening your muscles, reducing stiffness, improving nutrition and reducing pain. Other benefits to chiropractic care after a bone fracture are:

  • Reducing risk of future fractures
  • Increased strength, balance, agility and flexibility

Women Have Their Own Unique Considerations

Women are more prone to losing bone density and strength that can factor into an increased risk for a bone fracture. This is especially true after a woman goes through menopause. Chiropractic manipulation, corrective exercise, and nutritional counseling help a woman’s body function and heal better. This helps the healing process after breaking a bone, but also serves as a preventive measure for later in life.

After The Fracture …

At Live Well Chiropractic Center, we help you heal from a fracture by relieving your pain, stabilizing your spine and joints, and creating a personalized wellness program. We are committed to keeping you healthy and your body stronger. With regular maintenance and adjustments, you will be at a lower risk for fractures. Contact us at 513-285-7482 to schedule an appointment. For more tips and our latest updates, be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Tips for Elder Individuals

Healthy Tips for Elder Individuals

As we get older, our bodies change, so too does our lifestyle and what we need to do to stay healthy. Keeping up with current health trends can sometimes seem like a full-time job, but it doesn’t have to be. Here at Live Well Chiropractic, we’re committed to living an active lifestyle, that’s why we wanted to provide some healthy tips for elder individuals.

Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle

Change comes from within, so the first step in embarking on a healthy lifestyle is deciding that you want to. Since we’re creatures of habit, getting out of our usual, comfortable routines may seem difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few things you can do to start leading a healthier lifestyle.

  • Quit Smoking– it’s no secret that smoking is bad for you, and can lead to heart disease, cancer, and other health problems. While quitting may seem difficult, there’s a number of aids out available to help people break the habit. Individuals who quit, will start seeing results as your body begins to heal.
  • Get Plenty of Sleep– getting plenty of sleep is an important part of healthy living. Regular exercise, positive bedtime rituals, and minimal artificial light will help you avoid waking up in the middle of the night, insomnia, and daytime drowsiness.
  • Regular Checkups– scheduling regular visits to the doctor can help improve your quality of living. Screenings and other preventative measures from your healthcare provider can help you take precautionary measures and decide what changes to your lifestyle you may need to make.
  • Eating Well– healthy eating habits are essential to the well being of any lifestyle, but are especially important as we get older. Maintaining a healthy weight and good cholesterol helps avoid heart attacks and diseases like diabetes as well as ease pain caused by arthritis.

Healthy Living with Live Well Chiropractic

At Live Well Chiropractic, we’re all about promoting a healthy lifestyle. From pain relief to nutritional support, we offer a wide range of services to help you stay healthy no matter what your age is. So schedule an appointment today and for more great tips on healthy living make sure to like us on Facebook.