Chiropractic Care For Older Adults
As our body grows older it begins to lose muscle tone, strength and flexibility. The things we love such as hiking or dancing just get difficult to do and probably painful over time. There is hope though, as chiropractic care has been a successful treatment in relieving pain and treating the source of the problem.
Chronic pain in people over 60 is commonly associated with joint disease according to the Canadian Chiropractic Association. For such issues, your doctor may recommend surgery and/or prescriptions, but you should consider chiropractic care first, as it is a surgery and drug-free alternative. Chiropractic treatments such as spinal manipulation therapy are very effective in treating older adults for pain in the lower back, knee and neck. Spinal manipulation therapy is also good for people suffering from stenosis, which is the narrowing of the bone channel occupied by the spinal system.
Chiropractic care is also successful in improving range of motion and flexibility. This is because chiropractic techniques work to realign your joints and restore your central nervous system, thus improving your overall balance and flexibility. The elimination of pain from chiropractic treatment helps with restoring range of motion.
The best overall benefit of chiropractic care for older adults is that it improves your quality of life in all aspects. Older adults can live a healthy fulfilling life with the help of good unobstructed exercise and unnecessary use of prescription drugs for pain. In addition to the fact that chiropractic care helps relieve pain, it also helps relieve social anxiety that can result from it.
If you are interested in chiropractic care because of pain issues or just as a preventative treatment, you can contact us here to schedule a consultation. Dr. Nick Brock has a high level of experience in treating many pain conditions and diseases for all ages.