Chiropractic in later life
Whilst many of the issues faced by older patients are very similar to those of a younger age there are some notable differences. Very often we’re dealing with some arthritic joints and may also have some degree of osteopenia or osteoporosis ( a decrease in calcium in the bones) to contend with. Causes of problems are often quite different too. Maturity brings with it less likelihood of a rugby injury for example but a greater risk of degenerative changes in the joints. I should mention here that chiropractic is not just about spinal joint problems, as we get older there is greater risk of other joint issues in areas such as knees, feet, elbows, shoulders etc.
Having access to onsite Xray facilities is very useful too. These can help determine the degree of degeneration, your bone density as well as many other diagnostic criteria. The scanning technology that we have at Norwich Chiropractic can be beneficial here too. Having been in practice for over 25 years I have a wealth of experience and a number of techniques at my disposal to help with patients where such issues exist. As you get older it’s more important than ever to look after your health. What you could seem to get away with when you were younger will have a more immediate impact now. BUT it’s rarely too late to do something to help. Don’t put it off, call us today to see if we might help you.
It’s worth pointing out that a number of our regular older patients do remarkably well for their age. We have a number of patients in their later years for whom age is not a limitation. They take part in walks, dance classes, go sailing, take foreign holidays and generally have more active lifestyles than many half their age!