One of the things that bothers people the most is getting older. While this may be true for many reasons, one of the major complaints that we hear is the pain that is associated with ageing. I know that even though I am not a senior, I have noticed that as I start to get older my pain level has been increasing. This is especially true for people who have chronic disorders. Thankfully, there have been multiple studies done which prove that chiropractic care can help senior citizens with all of those creaky joints that start showing up as we get older.
According to a study in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, nineteen people over the age of forty started complaining about balance, dizziness, and neck pain. These complaints are not odd for others in that age range and often only get worse the older we get. In fact, 7,285 people who were 75 years of age or older were interviewed for this study and had complaints about these issues as well as with walking, standing, cognitive function, pain, and more. For anyone who is reading this and is older, this is probably not news to them as getting old does often stink quite a bit.
The good news is that not everyone has to suffer due to their age. In fact, according to the study that was published the patients noticed a severe improvement in their overall health after just eight weeks of chiropractic treatment. It helped to improve their mobility, their balance, and their general pain levels. This was a wonderful finding because who doesn’t want to live with less pain?
We often hear questions about who can receive chiropractic care and want to remind you that absolutely anyone is allowed to walk through our door regardless of their medical condition. Naturally there are some things that will prevent us from working on someone, like if they need to be in a neck brace to have an injury heal. However, making sure that everyone knows that age is not an issue in providing treatment is a priority for us. Although not everyone can do all of the things they used to as they age, chiropractic care is one of those things that may just be able to help us all feel young again.