It’s an unfortunate reality that pain and discomfort become more common as we age, and many people who are at older or senior age ranges will be looking for simple, non-invasive ways of reducing bodily pain or specific discomforts. Chiropractic care is often a top option for those in this position, and there are several key reasons why.
At Apollo Chiropractic, we’re happy to offer quality chiropractic care services to people of all ages, from children up to seniors who may be dealing with various forms of pain or specific conditions we’ll help address. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over some of the many reasons why seniors often turn to chiropractic care to help them manage pain and discomfort.
It’s Completely Safe
First and foremost, some seniors worry that a given treatment for pain or discomfort might put them at risk for complications due to their age – but with chiropractic care, this is certainly not the case. All treatments are completely safe, and in many cases have no side effects of any kind.
This makes it very appealing to seniors who may be looking for a reliable way to reduce pain that won’t place them under the risk of any serious health issues with treatment itself. Especially when compared to more aggressive treatments such as surgery or heavy-duty medications, chiropractic care is exceptionally safe.
Increasing Joint Mobility
One of the single most common pain issues seniors face is joint pain, often caused by the gradual wearing down of cartilage over time or other age-related issues. With this comes a decrease in mobility as well, which can be very frustrating to deal with.
Chiropractic care is able to help boost mobility and reduce joint pain in several ways. Our treatments involve gentle adjustments to the joints, which can help reduce pain and increase range of motion. Additionally, chiropractic treatments can also improve posture, which helps to reduce joint pain in various areas.
No Side Effects
While treatments like medications or surgery often come with side effects that can be uncomfortable or even serious, chiropractic care has absolutely no side effects to worry about. This makes it an ideal option for senior citizens who are trying to reduce pain without having to deal with any additional issues as a result of the treatment itself.
Many medications also are only masking the effects of the pain, while chiropractic care is aimed at addressing the root of the problem itself. This can help seniors get more relief than they would with medications alone – and without any side effects to worry about either!
In part two of our series, we’ll go over some of the other key benefits of chiropractic care for seniors. For more here, to learn about any of our chiropractic services, massage therapy solutions or other programs, speak to our team at Apollo Chiropractic today.