Chiropractic care includes many different techniques that can be adapted for the patient’s needs and goals. As we get older our joints start to slowly wear out. The amount that the joints wear varies greatly from one person to the other. The common symptoms of joint wear and tear are stiffness and aching. In Ottawa’s chiropractic clinic, the techniques are modified to suite elderly patient; the treatment is gentle and includes mobilizations, massage and dry needling.
There is no reason why an elderly person should live with pain; we can all get older gracefully with good quality of life. Chiropractors allow the best and personalized treatment options to people of all ages that include the right combination of treatment techniques in which pain levels can be vastly reduced and movement levels can be greatly increased. Chiropractic is the best and effective way to increase range of motion of the spine and extremities, as increasing a person’s range of motion can positively affect lives in many ways. For some, an increased range of motion means being able to bend down to pick up their grandchildren. For others, it means they can garden without pain for longer period of time, or increase the distance of their daily walk.
Chiropractic care by Ottawa’s chiropractic clinics has a number of benefits for the maturing adult:
- Spinal and extremity pain relief
- Decrease stiffness and muscle spasms
- Increase mobility and range of motion
- Better posture
- Increase balance and coordination
- Increase energy
- Decrease arthritis and arthritic joint pain
- Reduce risk of injury
Studies have shown that chiropractic care can help in restoring balance and improving gait by stimulating the joint receptors in the neck, which leads to improvements in balance.