Studies have revealed that senior citizens aged 65 years and above total to 14 percent of chiropractic patients in the entire United States. Chiropractic care is a necessity as people age because their bodies start to break down. Most people above 65 years of age tend to experience musculoskeletal pain and aches in all parts of their bodies, particularly on the low back. The following are signs that one needs chiropractic care:
Loss of Mobility
Most seniors less than 80 years of age are still mobile and flexible enough to move from one place to another. At the age of 65 years, seniors are still healthy and can keep on working or enjoying life. Those in the 60s-70s and are experiencing back pain or body aches, making them immobile should go for chiropractic care, and they will get the necessary assistance. Chiropractors can restore your previous level of mobility through spinal adjustments and a couple of massage techniques.
Older people tend to fall more often than any other class of people. This may be as a result of immobility, pain, and plain clumsiness. If, at some point, you used to walk confidently without being anxious about falling over yourself, but now you’re falling from time to time, it’s now the right time you visit Alaska Back Care for an assessment. Once we’re done with consultation, we will be well equipped to address your concerns and come up with a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Our chiropractors will administer chiropractic adjustments that will slowly restore your lost mobility in a few visits. Once the mobility has been restored, the chances of falling over yourself will be significantly reduced.
If you’re a senior and experiencing extreme body pain, it is the right time to book an appointment with your doctor. We have an experienced team of chiropractors who are capable of alleviating the pain you’re experiencing. Call us, and you will get the best chiropractic care. Achiness along the spine is one of the most common musculoskeletal issues affecting the elderly. Spinal adjustments can help alleviate some of the tension, therefore reducing pain. This technique can be carried out with low levels of pressure, which is ideally suited for most elderly patients.
Senior citizens experiencing severe pain, loss of mobility, frequent falls, or any of the above should visit a chiropractor for an assessment within the shortest time possible. Spinal adjustments can help to alleviate the symptoms, getting rid of aches, reducing the number of falls, and helping the seniors to regain mobility and remain active in their retirement days.
Besides the above issues, seniors can also visit chiropractors for chronic pain relief, the need to avoid additional cares, and decreased energy. Studies have revealed that seniors who receive chiropractic care are likely to retain their mobility and remain active, unlike those who don’t receive care. Chiropractic care is intended to help the seniors stay healthy, maintain their mobility, and stay independent. Get in touch with your doctor and ask him/her how chiropractic care can be beneficial to you.