Seniors Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care
Older adults commonly suffer from lower back and neck pain. Many seniors seek a doctor’s help when faced with back and neck pain. Often the x-rays show a diagnosis of arthritis. The patient is given pain medication and told they just have to live with it.
Now, research is showing that a different approach can be taken to treat seniors with back or neck pain. The October 2018 Journal of Arthritic Care and Research study showed that during an alternative program of a 12-week treatment of spinal manipulation and rehabilitative exercise, the 182 seniors experienced improvements in pain and disability.
Chiropractic care can significantly help older adults suffering from low back and neck pain. Chiropractors examine the patient’s neck and lower back to determine if there is misalignment or improper movement of the vertebrae. Spinal manipulation can ease the pain and improve the alignment of the vertebrae.
Chiropractors also teach older adults how to perform gentle stretching exercises to enhance the healing of their neck and back pain.
Chiropractors offer safe and natural alternative methods to treat neck pain and lower back pain. With chiropractic, seniors can relieve their suffering without drugs or surgery.