Chiropractors are trained to meet the particular needs of an aging population. Aches and pains are not a necessary part of growing older, they may have a chiropractic solution !
As the body ages, so does the spine. Just as sight and hearing become less acute over time, the joints of the spine and limbs can also show wear that reflects an individual’s genetics and lifestyle. Osteoarthritis, the degeneration of the joints, is a complex process that undermines the body’s ability to adapt to everyday stresses. As a result, muscle stiffness, joint blocking, and pain may occur. Although it is impossible to “cure” or reverse the condition, a chiropractor can help you reduce or eliminate the symptoms of osteoarthritis. The goal of chiropractic here is to slow down the aging of the joints.
After age 65, cells which are responsible for the maintenance of bone become “lazy”, leading to a progressive loss of bone mass. Over time, bones become more fragile and are at greater risk of fractures. A chiropractor can play an important role in the detection of risk factors for osteoporosis, and the prevention of falls. By maintaining optimum flexibility of ankle and hip joints, prescribing exercises to strengthen muscles used for posture, and preventing degenerative changes in the cervical section of the spine, a chiropractor can help you to maintain your sense of balance in order to diminish the risk of falls which may cause fractures.
In some older patients with osteoporosis or certain medical conditions, the use of conventional spinal manipulations can carry an element of risk. That is why chiropractic includes individualized low-impact manipulations in a gentle approach for seniors, allowing them to benefit from treatments just as much as their younger counterparts.
Our chiropractors are trained in a range of techniques: