More than one-third of people over the age of 65 struggle with some type of balance or dizziness issue. Why is this number so high? We see patients of all ages in our Commerce Twp, MI chiropractic office, and many older folks see Dr. Mark Kendall because they feel healthier and better with regular chiropractic adjustments. If you have dizziness or balance problems, Dr. Mark Kendall might be able to help you.
Two common issues dealt with by chiropractic patients are balance and dizziness. Balance and dizziness problems are often connected with subluxations, which appear when a vertebrae becomes misaligned or moves out of its normal position. Subluxations can be caused by a wide range of issues ranging from a minor slip or bump to a car accident or any sudden trauma. It can even be suffered following any neurological issues or musculoskeletal problems.
When a vertebrae is subluxated, it begins to put pressure on nerves, blood vessels and everything around it. This pressure comes with a price. The subluxation interrupts the natural pathways that the messages sent from the brain need to be clear in order to be completed properly. Therefore, it can then cause severe balance and dizziness dysfunction, but it can be corrected effectively through chiropractic care.
As time goes by and a subluxation remains untreated, the spine and surrounding features such as discs can begin to degenerate. This degeneration becomes more difficult to reverse as time goes by as the surrounding muscles, nerves and bones begin to adjust to the new shape. The longer this goes on, the more difficult it is and the longer it takes to get back to near perfect position.
Chiropractic Better for Balance
Although most seniors tend to look to their general practitioner for help with balance related issues, the most effective source of improvement actually comes from chiropractic care instead. Plus, this success rate soars even higher for older people who’ve suffered some type of trauma, neurological issue, or musculoskeletal problem as chiropractic has been proven effective in all of these circumstances.
Better balance means less fear of falling and a higher quality of life…and chiropractic can help with all of these.
If you suffer from this common problem, Dr. Mark Kendall can probably help you. Give our office a call today at (248) 363-1775.
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