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Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation Encourages You to Keep Moving As You AgeSo That You Can Grow Older Gracefully!

“Life is about movement - everything that is alive moves.” (1)

What a great thing to realize! No matter your age, you have to move. As you grow older, you have to move more (than you may want)! Life equals motion. Motion equals life. Researchers are really putting out some amazing information on this fact that will motivate us all (and our cherished family members!) to exercise so that we can all grow old and grow old(er) gracefully. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation and our Tonawanda chiropractic patients will all grow old better working together, exercising, moving, and meeting at the office for gentle Cox® treatment!


Bed rest isn’t always best! It may be less frightening than moving and be even a bit soothing. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation will give you that! If you have ever been hospitalized, you know there’s a lot of bed rest, maybe even too much for your liking! A study of patients in an acute care hospital ward uncovered information that inpatient mobility was low despite their individual capabilities and desires to move. (1) It’s vital to keep acute patients - and those with new bouts of back pain and/or neck pain, too - moving to get them better! Beneficially, acutely hospitalized older patients enhanced their muscle strength and power while they were in the hospital following a personalized multicomponent exercise program that incorporated power training in as little as 3 days! (2) In a review of the good that exercise offers for frail older adults, researchers emphasized the importance of preserving functional abilities for those who want to grow old gracefully. They further stressed that exercise and physical activity are good for the prevention of falls, hospital stays, enriched cognition, etc. Exercises from power training (yes – power training for older folks!) to resistance training, balance exercises, aerobic training, walking, etc. (3) Mobility is part of keeping frailty away, and Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation encourages that!


Those of us over 65 years old are said to be more susceptible to frailty, increasing our risk of several adverse health issues, both cognitive and physical. The desire we all have is that frailty is alterable. Researchers have analyzed this issue by appraising published studies on this topic of frailty reversal. Fortunately, 56.7% of the papers proposed that it is reversible (returning a person who is frail/severely frail to a state of being ‘pre-frail’ or just mildly so). (4) Those are hopeful outcomes! One study said that frail and even “pre” frail older patients demonstrated better physical performance and function after a short (6 week) facility-based exercise program that involved a walking-based high intensity interval training. 64% improved their frailty rating. Particularly, muscle power went up by 47%, muscle strength rose 34%, and aerobic capacity rose 19%. (5) And other advantages with physical activity in general: energy and a better emotional state! Frailty and aging tend to decrease energy levels and stated fatigue and emotional distress. Moving and physical activity has been reported to fight those feelings in older women as well as extend life expectancy and reduce some negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. (6) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation thinks you will concur that these are beneficial!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Tom Menendez on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details the effective gentle protocols of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management in treating the elderly.

Schedule your Tonawanda chiropractic appointment soon. You’re alive. What a wonderful fact! Celebrate that with some movement.

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