As we age, maintaining mobility and managing age-related conditions become increasingly important for our overall health and quality of life. One alternative healthcare option that seniors can consider is chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, drug-free approach that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
A recent study by de Luca et al. (2021) explored the profile of older adults seeking chiropractic care and found that musculoskeletal conditions are the most commonly treated conditions in chiropractic practice. The study also revealed that nearly 60% of older adults seeking chiropractic care presented with back problems, followed by neck problems and lower limb problems. These findings highlight the importance of chiropractic care in addressing the musculoskeletal issues that are prevalent among seniors.
Chiropractic care for seniors often involves gentle techniques that are tailored to the individual's specific needs and preferences. Chiropractors may use techniques such as spinal manipulation, mobilization, and soft tissue therapy to help seniors maintain mobility and manage conditions such as back pain, neck pain, and arthritis. Additionally, chiropractors may provide advice on exercises and lifestyle modifications that can further enhance mobility and quality of life.
The Benefit for seniors having chiropractic care are:
Treat pain without the side effects
Increase mobility in the spine and joints
Improved balance and coordination
Decrease degeneration of the spine
Increase mood and quality of life
Reduce the risk of falling
In conclusion, chiropractic care can be a valuable healthcare option for seniors looking to maintain mobility, manage age-related conditions, and improve their overall quality of life. With gentle techniques and personalized care, seniors can receive the care they need to stay active and healthy. As we age, maintaining mobility and managing age-related conditions become increasingly important for our overall health and quality of life. One alternative healthcare option that seniors may consider is chiropractic care.
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de Luca, K., Hogg-Johnson, S., Funabashi, M. et al. The profile of older adults seeking chiropractic care: a secondary analysis. BMC Geriatr 21, 271 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-021-02218-6