The World Health Organization states that an important feature of promotion of “healthy aging” is to increase or maintain functional ability.
Thus, any health care intervention that contributes to a patient’s ability to overcome activity limitations imposed by chronic pain should have a role in the care of older adults.
1. Chiropractic Care Improves Joint Mobility
Regular chiropractic adjustments can reduce joint pain in elderly and it also slows down joint degeneration to prevent premature wear and tear.
2. Pain Relief
Aches and pains are natural part of aging, but they don’t have to be. Experienced chiropractors can gently and precisely remove spinal misalignments to restore nerve communication and alleviate the pain that so often comes with aging. While, Physiotherapist will focus on muscle rehabilitation including conditioning to adapt stress.
3. Fall Reduction
Falls in the elderly population, often causing life-threatening injuries. Along with proper education on stability exercises by physiotherapist, environmental changes by Occupational therapists, Chiropractic adjustments can help elderly people stay safe from falls.