Geriatric Chiropractic Care
Regular chiropractic care is beneficial for all people, regardless of their age. Geriatric chiropractic care works with the elderly in ensuring mobility and can help with pain. It provides powerful pain relief, it complements other pain treatments, and last but not least, it treats the cause of the pain, not the symptoms. Chiropractors have a natural and holistic approach which makes them the right choice for patients who need maintenance care. We also offer our services to elders who are suffering from physical pain or injuries, our services can help to improve your mobility, increase flexibility, and reduce muscle pain. Some of the benefits of Chiropractic treatments are pain relief of the head, neck pain and lower back pain. Chiropractic treatment can help improve your range of motion, nerve function, and structural abnormalities.
Chiropractic Care for Seniors
The “third age” population often suffers from chronic and acute pain and has problems with flexibility, mobility, balance, and postural alignment, which is why geriatric chiropractic care can be very important for the overall well-being of older people. The elderly go through big changes in their spine with increasing age; joints, ligaments, spinal discs and muscles become weaker, more fibrous, and less hydrated.
Is Chiropractic Treatment Safe for the Elderly?
Some people assume that chiropractic procedures might be too forceful for the elderly because of the manipulation techniques used by chiropractors. However, techniques used for older patients are gentle and they depend on the patient’s condition. Today’s chiropractic procedures provide a safe, non-invasive and effective treatment plan that reduces the spinal pain and improves mobility and flexibility. Chiropractors are specifically trained in identifying and treating subluxations and the effect they have on the central nervous system. The benefits of chiropractic care for the elderly are endless; they receive the much-needed relief from neck and back pain, digestive problems, insomnia, and arthritic pain. Treatment includes low force muscle release, which is why it’s safe for everyone, including those who suffer from arthritis, osteoporosis, and low bone density.
What are the Goals of Chiropractors?
We are aware that chronic pain can be multidimensional and involves different components of the body. In most cases, the elderly suffer from chronic pain for decades, and that’s why their conditions are much more complex. For this reason, our treatment plans include a holistic approach which considers the many concerns of each of our patient. The benefits of chiropractic care include:
· Pain relief from neck and spine
· Increased mobility and motion range
· Increased balance
· Increased sense of overall energy and well-being
· Straighter posture
· Decreased tissue inflammation
· Reduced risk of fall injuries
· Minimized spinal tension
Geriatric chiropractic care can be useful for many other ailments that affect the aging population, like headaches, migraines, vertigo, and dizziness, as well as neck, back, shoulder, hip, knee and joint pain, be they as a result of an injury or disease.
If you go through constant aches and pains, make an appointment at Action Physical Therapy and we will address your health concerns and help you age happy and healthy.
Once we remove the symptoms and pain in our patients, we give attention to creating wellness and overall well-being. For that reason, we are increasing the immunity and energy in our patients, as well as their emotional balance and ability to age without a disability.