Can a Chiropractor help your elderly loved one?
Regardless of your age, when suffering with general pain or injury, life can become somewhat depressing when you are unable to fend for yourself and get around as you once did. This by no means excludes the elderly generation who often live with excruciating aches and pains every single day. They have had a life of working hard and playing hard, therefore these pains are very normal for their time of life, but by no means should they be settled for.
If you have a loved one who lives in the Manhattan, New York area, we’d be happy to assist in ensuring they no longer suffer in silence. Studies have shown that chiropractic treatment is much more effective and safe than any medical solutions. Hiring a Chiropractor to work with your elderly loved one is one of the safest methods of treating spinal injuries. The spine can be realigned to avoid the discs, muscles and tendons becoming severely affected in the future. Researchers have found that, within just seven days of treatment, elderly people have a 76% lower injury rate with chiropractic help than any with medical treatments, which do in fact have a much more negative response.
Although growing old cannot be avoided, no-one likes to slow up and stop doing the things they once loved to do, or more importantly – what they need to do on a daily basis. Hiring a Chiropractor can improve the motions of the body to make sure that everyday activities such as brushing the hair or walking around, can be carried out pain-free with little or no effort.
If your elderly loved one suffers from arthritis, everyday life can be extremely strenuous on the body and may cause them to become down on the odd occasion. A Chiropractor may be able to ease symptoms without the need for any medication, for a long-term solution for those aches and pains. Joint degeneration is also very common with elderly people, which causes discs within the spine to collapse very rapidly. Again, a Chiropractor can slow down this process or even prevent it from occurring in the first place.
Despite chiropractors efforts being geared towards assisting with acute pain and injury, they could also help with balance and co-ordination. Having balance issues may initially occur due to previous injuries of the neck and spine. Support can be given to stimulate the joint receptors affected by the initial injury and restore the receptors to function normally.
Most importantly, we all want our elderly loved ones to feel happy, healthy and well in themselves, without feeling any guilt if they require great amounts of your time to look after them. Give them a piece of their independence back so that they are able to do the things they used to. Call us today for more information on how our chiropractors can assist, take a look at our website, or come and visit us in Manhattan, New York City for a consultation.