Chiropractic Care to Help You Age Healthy & Strong

Chiropractic care has been trusted by millions of people worldwide for its natural, safe, comprehensive health benefits. Not only does it heal the soft tissues and joints, but it also strengthens the body and enhances balance and overall wellness.

Because chiropractic services are gentle and non-invasive, many different modalities can be applied to many kinds of people- from pediatrics to seniors. 

As we age, our bodies innately become weaker and become lethargic faster. This may be due to everyday wear and tear, an active youth, past injuries, and everything in between. It’s important to stay on top of our physical well-being. And the sooner we start, the better. 


What Happens to Our Bodies as We Age

Aging is upon us all; you can’t get around it, so it’s best to embrace it. In order to encourage a happy aging process, it’s wise to proactively ensure your soft tissues and joints are properly functioning and to stay active. Studies have shown that physical activity is one of the best ways to garner responsible aging. 

As we get older, we tire faster, which can lead to inactivity. Without use, the joints stiffen, and the muscles weaken, contributing to further sedentary behavior. For those who once participated in physical activities, such as sports or exercise, and for those who continue to do so, you may find that your body succumbs to discomfort faster than it used to. 

Chronic injuries, or injuries that have lasted over 12 weeks, are a leading reason many people stop being active. Age-related dysfunction in muscles, joints, and other soft tissues is often because they’re not being used. 

Muscle Changes Caused by Age

As we progress through life, our muscles become smaller and weaker. This contributes to less strength and causes faster and lingering fatigue. 


Common muscle changes as we age include:

  • A reduction in muscle fibers
  • Shrinking muscle fibers
  • Lost muscle tissue is replaced slower
  • Lost muscle tissue may be replaced with tougher tissues
  • Nervous system changes that cause muscle tone reduction 


Joint Changes Caused by Age

Joint use is part of many everyday activities, from getting dressed to driving your car; your joints often provide movement. But without jobs to go to or places to get to, details of even our regular routine are lessened, and less demand is put on our joints as time goes on. This lack of use can make joints weak, stiff, and achy. 


Common joint changes as we age include:

  • Loss of cartilage that lines the joint and provides a cushion between bones
  • Loss of lubricating fluid that helps with easy joint movement
  • Shortening of ligaments that surround the joint that leads to flexibility loss 

Without exercise, these conditions are common. Moving the joints and working the soft tissues helps with healthy circulation, reduces inflammation, promotes strengthening, and relieves stiffening throughout the body. 

Chiropractic Care for Healthy Aging

Who wants to exercise when they’re already tired? It’s challenging to get the momentum going; we get that. Chiropractic care can help get your body prepared for activity. It’s important to first determine any injuries or conditions you’re experiencing. 

Masking pain with medication isn’t ideal and can cause further problems. Your chiropractor will provide a full-body assessment to figure out why you have pain. From arthritis to sciatica to a lack of energy, chiropractic can get you healed and moving. 

Fixing the problem with safe, effective chiropractic solutions will restore comfort, proper movement patterns, and function. 

Even if you don’t have pain but have fallen into a passive lifestyle, chiropractic can benefit you. 


Common chiropractic services that contribute to healthy aging include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments help balance and align the body so it can move safely and free of restrictions 
  • Active Release Technique (ART) removes undue pressure on areas not meant to support it, removes scar tissue that interferes with movement, enhances circulation, reduces inflammation, and much more
  • Rehabilitation exercises are designed to help your body heal as they restore balance, strengthen the soft tissues, and increase joint health  
  • Cupping offers several benefits, including better blood and oxygen flow, a calming of inflammation, and improved relaxation
  • Stretching and exercising insight will help with strength and flexibility, improving energy and motion patterns
  • And others

At our Bay City chiropractic clinic, we incorporate 15-minute exercise sessions for each patient; this supports the chiropractic care benefits provided. Our treatment plans are meant to get you strong and keep you that way. 

Benefits of Chiropractic for Safe Aging

Proactively supporting your body is always best, but not always possible or even considered. Chiropractic care can get your body fit so you are more capable of physical activity that will lend to your quality of life as you age.  

Discomfort and a lack of confidence in the body’s performance can cause a domino effect, creating issues in all aspects of life, both physical and mental. Chiropractic is an excellent resource to gain that confidence back. 


Strong soft tissue and joint health offers many benefits, including:

  • Overall body strength 
  • Improved bone strength 
  • Improved posture 
  • Improved focus 
  • Improved physical and mental performance
  • Less mental stress
  • Heightened activity levels
  • Better sleep quality
  • Improved balance and coordination 

Visit Our Bay City Chiropractic Clinic for Health Solutions

If you think it’s too late to start getting healthy and strong, get out of that mindset! It’s never too late, and the effects of exercise and chiropractic care can reverse the damage done to your joints and soft tissues. Let us help put a treatment plan in place based on your current needs so you can reach your health goals and live actively. 

You deserve to enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle. Before establishing an exercise program, you should speak with your healthcare provider to ensure your safety and abilities. 

Contact us; today’s the day you start to age with intention. 

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Ashley Jordan


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