The natural aging process can take a toll on your body. For seniors, especially those with reduced activity and limited mobility, getting up and moving can be a challenge, if not painful. With less physical activity, it is easier for the body to become stiff and this can have a negative effect on a senior’s health. Many studies have pointed to the health benefits of remaining active into late adulthood. Whether it is walking for 30 minutes a day or taking part in aerobics or swimming, staying physically fit, as you age can be a surefire way to protect yourself from disease and illness. In fact, regular exercise has been linked to preventing Alzheimer’s and depression among seniors. Staying active is equally good for your brain as it is for your body.

A recent study from the University of lowa has established a link between chiropractic care and our health as we age. Researchers studied the medical records of Medicare patients to examine patterns in patient reports of function, activity levels, and self-reported health outcomes, specifically of patients who had visited a chiropractor, compared to those who had not.

For those patients that had visited a chiropractor, they were less likely to have functional or mobile limitations, difficulties participating in physical activity and had, on average, a lower number of doctor’s visits and hospitalizations. So, in short, visiting a chiropractor can be an insulating factor to protect aging seniors from inactivity and physical deterioration.

Additionally, researchers found that patients with spine conditions, receiving chiropractic adjustments provided a protective effect against 1-year declines in functional and personal health. Previous studies have shown that regular chiropractic adjustments can not only alleviate spinal pain but can also be a great way to manage your overall health.

Whether you are suffering from back pain or want to find a non-invasive and natural way to boost your health, visiting an experienced chiropractor can be the best appointment you’ll make. The award-winning chiropractors at Corrective Chiropractic are at the forefront of the industry. Their friendly and comprehensive approach will get you the information you need and the added health boost you deserve. To schedule a chiropractic consultation, click here or call any one of our greater Atlanta offices at 404-355-5499.

Keeping up with regular chiropractic visits have far greater benefits than just a healthier spine. New research is pointing to chiropractic adjustments as being an effective way to boost your body’s natural antioxidant levels.

Antioxidants are an important part of your body’s defense against harmful chemicals and protecting your body from free radicals in the environment. Eating a well-balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables is another way to give your body a boost in antioxidants.

To study the role that chiropractic adjustments play in the production of antioxidants, 23 patients, who were suffering from debilitating back pain were given 10 chiropractic adjustments over the course of five weeks. Blood samples, to measure antioxidant levels, were collected before and after the study. By the end of the study, researchers found that two out of the body’s three key antioxidant levels had increased over the five weeks, namely superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, and glutathione peroxidase (GPx). Only catalase, an enzyme important in the breakdown of naturally produced hydrogen peroxide in the blood, remained consistent in concentration.

Though the study used a limited number of subjects, the findings are promising in pointing to why adding a chiropractor to your team of healthcare providers is a great way to ensure you are living as healthy as possible. Additional research is needed to determine the exact role chiropractic adjustments play on the production and concentration of antioxidants in the body.

Despite the conclusive evidence from the study, what has been proven is the boost chiropractic adjustments give to both the immune and endocrine systems.

So, if living the healthiest life as you can is important to you, and you have not scheduled your annual chiropractic assessment, then now is the time to do so! The experienced and friendly chiropractors at Corrective Chiropractic are happy to share more information about the health benefits of chiropractic adjustments and answer any questions you may have. To schedule an appointment, click the button below.

Regular chiropractic adjustments throughout pregnancy can be a helpful way for expectant mothers to manage the stress that pregnancy can cause on the body. And, a recent in-depth study confirms these health benefits. Researchers have found that by performing chiropractic adjustments, a pregnant woman’s pelvic muscles were relaxed, a unique benefit that is only achieved during pregnancy. Relaxing the pelvic floor muscles can help women reduce the pain and complications that may arise with natural vaginal delivery.

The chiropractic benefits to the pelvic floor muscles also extend to non-pregnant women. A team of researchers found that when compared to women who did not receive regular chiropractic adjustments, those who did were are able to contract their pelvic floor muscles similar to that of highly-trained athletes. The exact explanation for this phenomenon is not quite known, but physicians point to chiropractic adjustments being able to achieve a higher level of relaxation that in turn gives patients a greater ability to control their pelvic muscles. This increased level of control can help women, pregnant and otherwise, prevent future pelvic floor disorders, natural birth complications, as well as urinary incontinence.

The benefits of chiropractic care, especially during pregnancy can decrease both delivery and recovery times. The experienced and gentle chiropractors at Corrective Chiropractic have extensive experience working with women throughout their entire pregnancy. To schedule a hassle-free pregnancy chiropractic consultation and adjustment now!

When it comes to making the top list of chiropractors in Atlanta, Corrective Chiropractic is leading the way. The recent announcement that the firm would be highlighted as one of the top 50 chiropractic practices in the region, on Best Chiropractor, highlights Corrective Chiropractic continued success in providing top-tier services for all of their patients.

Best Chiropractor, is a widely-used site that carefully vets all nominees and only selects those chiropractic firms that have a proven track record of customer service excellence, are committed to continuing education opportunities for their staff, and play an active role in their local community. Unlike a standard search engine site, Best Chiropractor is the go-to source to find the healthcare providers who take pride in what they do and go the extra mile to help their clients achieve a better quality of life.

This addition to a top-rated list, marks the third of its kind for Corrective Chiropractic in 2018 alone. Also being recently featured on Three Best Rated and recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as the 6th Healthiest Company, in the 2-99 employee category – Corrective Chiropractic is leading the way in providing superior back care for all of Atlanta area residents.

With offices conveniently located in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Decatur, Alpharetta, and Woodstock; receiving the best chiropractic care is well within reach. If you have not had a back assessment in the past 6 months, then now is the time to schedule your first appointment with Atlanta’s highest-rated chiropractic practice.

To explore Corrective Chiropractic’s award-winning health and wellness services or to schedule an appointment, visit our website at www.www.correctivechiropractic.com. For more information about how top companies are selected to be featured on the Best Chiropractors’ website, click here.