Chiropractic Care - Middle Aged Adults
As adults approach middle age, many notice an increase in health complications that were not a problem earlier in life. Perhaps it is an achy lower back, a sudden injury or even the development of a chronic health condition like migraines or degenerative joint disease. Whatever the problem, many people in their 40s and 50s may equate the increase in health issues with the ‘normal aging process’. At our office, we encourage middle-aged patients to take charge of their health by incorporating chiropractic treatment into a wellness plan. Often, the problems that ail middle-aged adults can be quickly resolved with lifestyle changes and chiropractic adjustments – no medications required.
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Chiropractic treatments for middle aged people can help fight disease and degenerative health problems? When used as a preventative tool, chiropractic adjustments can correct nerve interferences, minimize stress and improve the overall quality of life. In fact, many people who begin undergoing chiropractic treatment during middle age feel so good, they wonder why they did not start visiting a chiropractor sooner.
I was in an accident. Should I seek chiropractic treatment?Yes. A car accident can leave you writhing in pain, or it could leave you with little to no discomfort at all. Regardless of how mild or severe, your symptoms may be, it is important to seek out chiropractic treatment immediately following an auto collision. Chiropractic treatment is effective for relieving pain, muscle stiffness, whiplash, and misalignment caused by collisions. Furthermore, early treatment typically yields the fastest recovery time, because treatment is administered before the body has the opportunity to isolate injuries or accumulate scar tissue.
What should I expect at my chiropractic appointment?Your initial chiropractic appointment will consist of an examination and a review of your medical history – including any injuries you may have sustained in your accident. You may then be x-rayed to check for spinal subluxations or neck injuries that may or may not have begun causing pain or muscle stiffness. Your chiropractor will develop a treatment plan for you based on the results of your exam. It is likely to include frequent spinal adjustments and possibly some physical therapy or spinal decompression.
Is there anything I can do to accelerate the healing process?In the first 24 hours following your accident, it may help to apply ice to injuries in order to minimize swelling and inflammation. Visit your chiropractor as soon as possible, and take care not to physically exert yourself – regardless of how good you feel. Often, musculoskeletal pain doesn’t set in until days or even weeks after an accident. So slow down, take it easy, and get to your chiropractor’s office as soon as possible. You will be informed if there is anything you can do to better facilitate the healing process.