Alzheimer’s and Chiropractic Care
If you have ever had to watch someone you love suffer from Alzheimer’s, then you are well aware of how frustrating and overwhelming this condition can be, both for the family and for those with the disease. Alzheimer’s affects every part of life, from even the simplest of tasks such as getting ready in the morning. Alzheimer’s is a condition of the brain that affects memory and is caused by a lack of nutrients getting to the brain. No known cure is available, but there are always ways to slow down or even stop the progression of this disease. A natural way to manage Alzheimer’s is through chiropractic care. VIsits to Hanson Chiropractic Center can do wonders for thoses with Alzheimer’s! You may be surprised at all the amazing benefits of chiropractic care for those who suffer from Alzheimer’s.
Who Does Alzheimer’s Affect?
More than 5 million people suffer from symptoms of this disease. Alzheimer’s is a disease that largely affects the elderly, specifically those over the age of 60, although there are some cases of Alzheimer’s in people 50 and under. It significantly impacts memory, thinking abilities, and normal patterns of behavior that can be devastating for the older generation. This disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the elderly population has seen an even bigger increase in signs of dementia over the past few decades. We know the answer to Alzheimer’s lies in the brain, but what exactly can be done to slow down or stop this disease?
What Role Does Chiropractic Play in Slowing Down Alzheimer’s?
Medications may help decrease Alheimer’s symptoms for a time, but it is only a temporary fix as symptoms return without medication in the symptom. Spinal misalignments can disrupt nerve communication between the brain and the body, leading to all kinds of problems, including worsening symptoms of Alzheimer’s. But when the spine is in proper alignment, the brain and body can communicate properly and effectively. The necessary nutrients, such as glucose (which many Alzheimer’s patients are lacking), can get the brain to decrease symptoms and slow down the progression of this disease. Gentle adjustments will restore spinal alignment so the body can function at higher levels of health.
What Does the Research Say?
Chiropractic research is promising for those affected by Alzheimer’s. In one case study, a 54 year old male with signs of dementia and decreased cognitive motor control underwent chiropractic care after not being able to remember how to perform simple tasks such as writing a check. After receiving regular chiropractic care, his musculoskeletal function improved and further memory loss was prevented.
If a loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s, chiropractic care can help. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Ryan Hanson of Hanson Chiropractic Center to find out more about the benefits of ongoing chiropractic care for those you love.