Chiropractic and Senior’s Care
Aging is a natural part of life. And as we progress into middle, and late adulthood, aches and pains can be a common part of the aging process. A report (1) by the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College states:
- Thirty per cent of Canadian seniors aged 75 years and older suffer from mild, moderate, or severe pain.
- In Canada, 47.1% of people age 65 and over state they have been diagnosed with arthritis or rheumatism.
- Joint diseases account for half of all chronic conditions in people aged 60 and over.
- Twenty-five per cent of people over age 60 have significant pain and disability from osteoarthritis.
In addition to the physical discomfort, these kinds of muscle and joint aches and pains can impact your overall health. The more pain you have, the less physically active you are likely to be. And decreased physical activity is linked with a variety of negative health effects including: heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, dementia, Alzheimer’s, depression, and fatigue.
This is where chiropractic care can play an effective role. Chiropractic care is a safe, natural, and effective method to help relieve many common aches and pains due to muscle and joint irritation. Chiropractors employ a variety of gentle, patient specific techniques including joint mobilization/manipulation, soft tissue work, stretching, exercise, and electrotherapeutic modalities.
While back pain, neck pain, and headache are among the most common conditions treated, chiropractic care is equally as effective for shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and foot pains. With less pain you can be more physically active. And increased physical activity means better health, and a more enjoyable life overall.
For more information on how chiropractic care may be of benefit to you, please contact us. We’re always happy to chat.
- Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, “Chiropractic Care and the Geriatric Patient,” https://www.chiropractic.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/geriatricspaper.pdf.