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Senior Citizens and the Need for Chiropractic Care

By Brandi Swieter

As the body ages, many components start to fail. The musculoskeletal system suffers, allowing aches and pains to set in throughout the bones and joints. Older adults who notice increased pain in their bodies, particularly the back, should seek the assistance of a chiropractor. Senior citizens need regular chiropractic care to keep symptoms at bay.

Increased Mobility

Back pain and aching joints can cause immobility, making it difficult for a person to get up and move around. While older adults do start seeing a decrease in their mobility, most can still benefit from having greater range of motion. Pain causes it to be premature, and can often be rectified with the help of a chiropractor. Through massage techniques, spinal manipulation, and other options, the range of motion can be increased.

Fewer Falls

Whether a person is simply clumsy, or their lack of mobility and increased pain cause the problem, falling is common among older citizens. An initial chiropractic exam often involves a consultation and physical examination that will help the doctor understand what problems the patient is facing. With an idea in mind, the doctor of chiropractic can perform an adjustment that will lessen the problem and, in turn, lessen the falls.

Decreased Pain

Any type of severe pain felt in the body is cause for concern. A visit to a physician will most likely result in a prescription to soothe the aches. A visit to a chiropractor can alleviate much of the problem, and the pain along with it. Older adults tend to experience musculoskeletal problems, particularly along the spine. Spinal manipulation can help combat the symptoms and relieve the tension felt within the back. A low pressure technique gets offered to seniors who cannot have a technique applied that is too rough on their bodies.

Improved Health Overall

Pain felt within the body can make it difficult for people to sleep. They may even feel depressed because of it, since pain can be debilitating and keep people cooped up in bed rather than enjoying the day. Chiropractic care will eliminate the pain felt, allowing people to get more rest, feel happier and able to get out and about, and provide an overall sense of well-being.

Seniors experiencing pain, frequents falls, a decrease in mobility, or overall health concerns should seek the assistance of a doctor of chiropractic first thing. Reducing these problems is the goal, so retired adults may continue to enjoy their days without worry. Visit one of the many locations of The Joint Chiropractic for a consultation.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Portland, Ore.

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