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Chiropractic Care for Seniors
If you're getting older, you may be experiencing increasing physical limitations and discomfort from age-related issues such as osteoarthritis, balance problems, muscle weakness or chronic pain conditions. But some of the medications you're taking might interact with painkillers -- and they may even be impeding the healing process in the event of an injury. Fortunately, functional medicine such as chiropractic care can often help where drugs can't. Our Frankfort chiropractor at Advanced Chiropractic Wellness, Dr. Stratton, can prescribe treatments and best practices to help you enjoy optimal health, comfort and mobility.
Some of the aches and pains we associate with age are due to simple wear and tear on the musculoskeletal system. Osteoarthritis is a prime example; this form of joint pain occurs when cartilage degenerates after decades of hard use or multiple previous injuries. A stiff, painful back may be cause by facet joint arthritis, which in turn can be prompted or worsened by dehydration and flattening of the fluid-filled vertebral discs. Spinal alignment problems can create physical instabilities, especially in older individuals who experience impairment of the cervical mechanoreceptors that regulate balance.
Chronic pain and systemic health problems become more of a problem in the senior years. Muscle strain, pinched nerve roots and disrupted nerve signaling can all play a role in these problems. Unfortunately, a reliance on multiple specialists can often result in overmedication, which can not only cancel out any beneficial effects of individual drugs but could also pose serious dangers.
Dr. Stratton's emphasis on functional medicine here at Advanced Chiropractic Wellness enables us to offer natural, science-based integrative healing techniques that address the underlying reasons for your age-related condition, not just the surface symptoms. In the case of arthritis, for example, gentle chiropractic adjustments can relieve years of muscular strain, spinal disc compression, joint stress and nerve impingement. Regular screenings and adjustments thus help you control your pain without adding prescription painkillers to your list of medications.
In addition to chiropractic care, we offer many other useful therapies to help you maintain a fun, active, productive lifestyle. Keeping the body moving is the best way to keep it strong and flexible; we can provide you with a personal exercise plan to help you stay in the best possible condition. We can also recommend a dietary plan featuring whole food supplements. Whole food supplements are as safe as the raw foods they're derived from, which makes them a sensible choice for anyone worried about overmedication or medication interactions. Our designed clinical nutrition plans are customized for each individual's needs and challenges. Last but not least, we offer complementary therapies such as physiotherapy and laser therapy to relieve soft tissue pain and inflammation.
Take the first step toward making your senior years healthier and happier. Call Advanced Chiropractic Wellness at 815-464-6772 to learn more about our natural, drug-free senior wellness options.