Chiropractic Care for Senior citizens
As we grow older and “wiser”, we are more likely to be affected by such things as osteoarthritis. Almost everyone over the age of 50 will have some form of arthritis. It is almost as common in aging as skin wrinkles and graying hair. In many people it causes only a mild symptom of stiffness and/or pain. In others the pain can be severe and crippling.
The most common of all types of arthritis is osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease and hypertrophic arthritis. Osteoarthritis usually starts later in life. The cause is thought to be the result of too much wear and tear on the joints, although the latest thinking is that there is also a nutritional component involved.
Subluxations can irritate the nerves and create interference with the forces that control and coordinate the body. This condition can cause malfunction in the body that may lead to many joint pains. Too often these pains are wrongly blamed on the arthritis itself, rather than the joint dysfunction. In many cases Chiropractic adjustments can relieve or reduce the pain in the affected joints.
Chiropractic care through-out your life may lessen the likely-hood of developing arthritis. If your spinal structure is aligned and healthy it will be more resistant to decay. It is never to late to start on a program of good spinal health, many of the aches and pains of aging can be lessened or eliminated with proper treatment. The body if given the chance can heal itself. These are supposed to be the years you looked forward to enjoying, Get your spine-in-line and enjoy the most life has to offer.
Chiropractic Care for Elderly, Patients in nursing homes, Special needs
Many elderly patients along with, patients sitting in wheel chairs, relying on walkers, or confined to bed have special needs. Chiropractic care can help to ease the discomforts of age many have to deal with.
Osteoporosis is a metabolic or systemic disorder, which is age related and distinguished by a decrease in skeletal bone mass. This means that with osteoporosis the bone matter is chemically normal, but there isn’t enough of it. This disorder makes the vertebral body specifically susceptible to compression fractures from even minor trauma.
Keeping the spine properly aligned through out life and making sure you get enough calcium and proper nutrients in your diet can lessen the effects of Osteoporosis. Chiropractic treatments can help relieve the discomfort caused by Osteoporosis and other discomforts due to aging.