Getting a Routine Chiropractic Checkup

January 12, 2016 in Health and Wellness

If you’re anything like us, you’re constantly in pursuit of ways to improve your overall health and wellness and lead a healthy lifestyle.

While on a day to day level that tends to come down to diet and exercise, watching the ingredients you use in your cooking, making sure to schedule time to workout on a consistent basis, etc, healthy living also means keeping up to date on your physician checkups, in order to ensure you lead a long, happy, and healthy life.

Perhaps the most overlooked physician checkup is a chiropractic one.

For most people, going to a chiropractor is a sign that they are in serious pain, and most people wait far to long to visit their physician and make sure that everything checks out.

osteoporosisContrariwise, it can actually be beneficial to go to a yearly or bi-yearly checkup with you chiropractor, especially if you’re middle aged or older.

As we age, our bones lose mass and density. This makes us more susceptible to a number of different problems and disorders. On the surface, seniors become more prone to falling, and those falls can be more dangerous as their bones are more brittle.

Just as important are the changes that happen on the inside. According to a top porirua chiropractor, the subtle effects of gradual decreased bone capacity can lead to increased risk of Osteoporosis, especially in post menopausal women.

Read more about the top porirua chiropractor here.

Osteoporosis is a serious condition that affects many middle aged and elderly patients. While it tends to be a chronic source of pain for those afflicted, many people don’t know that visiting your chiropractor before severe symptoms arise can help prevent the onset of the disease.

There are a number of techniques your physician can use, including prescribing medication or suggesting lifestyle changes specific to your diet and habits, that can work to prevent the onset of osteoporosis and keep your back in good shape well into your senior years.

For more information on osteoporosis and how you can prevent it, read this article from NIH.