Maintaining Mobility Through Chiropractic Care
In our younger years, we take for granted the simple things in life. For many, being able to move freely and put arms and legs through a full range of motion is just one of these things. As we get older, the muscles and joints tend to get stiffer and can even cause pain. Suddenly, our quality of life reduces and we find ourselves unable to perform simple tasks.
Fortunately, Quantum Medical and Wellness Center, Chiropractors in Plantation, have good news; it is possible to maintain good mobility. However, you’ll need to be proactive in your approach because every single tendon, joint, muscle, and ligament needs your help!
Cause of Mobility Loss
Before we bring some solutions to you in this guide, why do we lose mobility in the first place? At Quantum Medical and Wellness Center, chiropractors in Plantation, we see people of all ages struggling with mobility loss so don’t worry if you’re reading this while feeling ‘too young’ to be suffering from this problem. As well as people in their 70s and 80s, we help people in their 30s and 40s too.
Depending on the individual, mobility loss can be caused by osteoarthritis, trauma, falls and injuries, cognitive conditions, or just natural changes within the body. As the bones, joints, and muscles change, posture is affected and weaknesses can occur (in turn, this causes mobility problems).
Maintaining Your Mobility
Is mobility loss just a sign that your body is changing? Do you just put up with the discomfort and adapt to this new struggle? For us, the answer to this should be ‘no’ and we suggest a two-pronged attack.
As mobility issues arise, the natural reaction is to stop moving so much and to not give the muscles and joints an opportunity to give any problems. Instead, you should be looking to improve your balance, strength, posture, and more. For example, exercise and even something as simple as stretching should do the trick. By doing these two things, the tendons, muscles, and ligaments should not only remain strong but also flexible too.
Earlier, we said that people in their 30s could lose mobility, and this normally occurs when they don’t exercise or stretch frequently enough. In fact, somebody thirty years older could have more mobility simply because they haven't stopped their routine containing stretches and exercise.
Chiropractor Plantation Care
If a lack of mobility is really starting to affect your life, we highly recommend making an appointment with a chiropractor and discussing maintaining mobility with a professional. To start, they’ll ask questions and run tests in an attempt to locate the problem. If there’s no specific problem and it’s a case of general mobility loss, a treatment plan will be devised to remove the discomfort and pain while attempting to restore mobility.
Of course, chiropractic adjustments will often be the main plan of attack but the
reason chiropractic care is becoming more popular in all areas is because it pays attention to your whole lifestyle. As well as the adjustments, you’ll be provided with advice regarding stretching, exercise, and even your diet. For example, with a limited cervical spine, poor posture or obesity may be exacerbating the problem and a chiropractor in Plantation will highlight this problem and offer effective solutions.
Get Started Today
You don’t have to put up with limited mobility, Quantum Medical and Wellness Chiropractic Center in Plantation has helped many people in the past who didn’t believe they could maintain their mobility after their body started to show signs of wear. Whether you have problems in your neck, your back, or all over, chiropractic care can be a fantastic solution. As well as adjustments and advice regarding your lifestyle, it can also be used alongside other forms of medical care. Soon enough, you’ll enjoy improved range of motion once again!