Poor joint health can be the cause of pain, especially as you age. Joint problems can cause swelling, back pain, neck pain, limited range of motion, muscle pain, and more, all of which can increase your day-to-day stress. Thankfully, chiropractic treatment can provide pain relief for joint pain, and proper chiropractic care can avoid initial joint deterioration. In this blog, we'll explore how chiropractic adjustment can help seniors maintain their joint health and age gracefully.
Understanding Joint Health in Seniors
As you get older, the amount of fluid in your joints decreases, causing stiffer and less flexible joint movement. Common joint problems facing seniors include rheumatoid arthritis and stiffness, both of which make movement difficult and can decrease overall quality of life. To improve your quality of life and avoid serious complications in the long term, it's important to take steps to keep your joints healthy early on through chiropractic therapy and primary care.
The Role of Chiropractic Health Care
Chiropractic care takes a non-invasive, drug-free approach to focusing on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of issues of the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic physical therapists have expertise in addressing joint-related problems such as chronic pain, arthritis, swelling, and more. In treating joint pain, a chiropractor may use techniques similar to spinal manipulation to manipulate the tissue and relieve pain and tenderness.
Real-Life Success Stories
"I've been seeing Dr. Tompkins for a bit over a year for some chronic issues.
He is a great chiropractor! He's always super friendly and very accommodating to his patients. My issues have gotten extremely better as well. He is the best!!"
- Cathleen Hylton
"I signed up to have chiropractic services through Max Fitness. Dr. Tompkins aligned my back and gave me exercises to strengthen the muscles. It helped me to have a regular routine of having my spine aligned.
I have chronic back pain and the alignments and exercises helped alleviate the pain and increased my mobility."
- Linda West, CPDT-KA
Tips for Seniors Considering Chiropractic Care
If you seek chiropractic care as a senior, it's important to choose someone who is highly qualified and has expertise in treating joint health issues. During your first chiropractic appointment, you can expect a physical exam, posture analysis, and a consultation of your overall health. Your chiropractor may also conduct x-rays or other tests to decide what treatment options will best serve you.
Protect Your Joint Health
For seniors experiencing joint pain or problems, seeking chiropractic treatment can help relieve your pain and boost your overall quality of life. Taking proactive steps towards maintaining joint health will improve your overall well-being and help you to age gracefully.
Start Your Pain Relief Journey Today
For more information about how chiropractic treatment can help you, or to schedule your initial consultation, contact Tompkins Chiropractic today.