20 Dec 2022
What Causes Aches and Pains in Old Age?
By Charles Herbert
Aches and Pains in Old Age
When it comes to ageing, most of us just seem to assume that aches and pains are part of the package. However, this is only true to a certain extent.
While there are some normal aches and pains to ageing, these can be mitigated to a certain extent by taking the right precautions. Pain is usually your body’s way of signalling that something’s wrong and so if you’re experiencing notable amounts of pain as you grow older, it isn’t something you should ignore or simply put up with.
It’s important to take the right steps to address aches and pains, no matter how old you are. And the sooner you address them, the better.
The Normal Aches and Pains of Ageing
Our bodies undergo a significant amount of stress over the course of our lives, and so it makes sense that we experience things differently as we grow older.
There may be certain activities that you could with ease when you were younger, whether it’s something as simple as kicking a football around a park with some friends. But whereas simple activities or sports had no effect on you in the past, now they may leave your joints feeling stiffer than usual the next day. This can cause you to feel less mobile and free than before.
As we age, our bodies become more prone to damage, which means we need to take additional steps to take care of them. It’s important to remember that your body is carrying all those years of sports and physical activities that you have behind you.
But this doesn’t mean you have to give up the activities you love – you just need to take additional steps to support your body’s wellbeing!
How Can Chiropractic Help?
One of the key ways to address the aches and pains of old age is to make sure you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Even if this simply consists of some stretches at your desk every morning and some regular cardio, every little helps.
In addition to this, chiropractic care is increasingly being embraced by older adults who want to maintain their active lifestyles. Regular chiropractic sessions can help you to address any underlying issues with your back, joints, and muscles, empowering you to continue to take part in the activities you love and keep your independence. It’s always better to address any aches and pains you may be having rather than simply waiting for them to go away!
If you’re interested in chiropractic treatment and how it could support your lifestyle, why not book an appointment with us at the Chiropractic Centre in Bristol? You can give us a call on 01179741501 or click here to book an appointment. You can also find out more about our chiropractic services.