As we get older, wear and tear can contribute to back pain. The discs of the vertebrae or spinal column can become reduced in their ability to act so effectively as shock absorbers. This can be a cause of stiffness, discomfort or reduced movement.
Maintaining mobility as we age
Ageing is inevitable but a loss of health or a change of lifestyle is, by no means, a fact of life. There is every reason to remain fully fit and active as we age.
Retirement and consequently, more free time means there are more spare hours to invest in maintaining health, preventing illness and taking care of ourselves.
As we get older, wear and tear can sometimes contribute to different types of back pain and associated conditions. The discs of the vertebrae or spinal column become thinner with age and they can dehydrate. This sometimes reduces their ability to act so effectively as shock absorbers. This could cause stiffness, discomfort and reduced movement.
Chiropractic care can form a large and important part of this healthcare regime by promoting, recovering, maintaining and strengthening health and habits for the future.
Common ailments related to ageing:
Advice from Leslie
“Preserving your back in later years is important in that it will allow you to maintain activity levels. Ensuring and encouraging staying active is a cornerstone of my chiropractic advice. A sedentary lifestyle is the enemy of a healthy back.
Addressing issues as they arise and not letting them develop or progress is the best approach. Keeping moving is the goal.”