Getting old is a natural part of life. As we age, we become wiser and develop a greater understanding of the world around us. Unfortunately, our bodies will begin to weaken as we grow older, resulting in a variety of unexplained aches and pains.
It can be difficult to know when you should see a health professional to address these kinds of issues. After all, it can be tricky to decide if a symptom indicates you have a health problem that can be cured or if it is related to the natural ageing process.
In this post, I’ll share some of the signs which indicate you should make an appointment with a Fareham chiropractor. These signs usually mean that you are dealing with a health issue that may respond well to chiropractic treatment, allowing you to get back to enjoying an active lifestyle that is free of pain.
When Should You See A Chiropractor?
Severe or long-lasting pain
It’s normal to experience pain every now and then as you get older. However, if your pain is severe or persists for a long period, it is a sign that you may have an underlying health issue that needs to be addressed.
At Homewood Chiropractic Clinic, we often help seniors identify the root cause of their musculoskeletal pain. We use a combination of approaches including physical examination, scans, and interview questions to discover what could be causing pain.
In many cases, seniors visiting our Fareham chiropractor will be experiencing pain somewhere close to the spine. Chiropractic treatments are very effective at treating this type of pain, as they can relieve spinal tension by ensuring the joints are well aligned. Chiropractic adjustments can also be performed with very little pressure, which makes them an ideal treatment methodology for seniors. Many other non manipulative techniques are also used. We may not treat you at all but refer you to a medical speciality.
Sudden loss of mobility
Seniors often experience reduced mobility as they age. This is due to the strength of muscles and health of the joints declining over time. However, if you experience a sudden loss in mobility or an extreme loss of mobility, a visit to a health care professional will be required.
When you visit one of our experienced chiropractors at Homewood Chiropractic Clinic, your chiropractor will initially consult with you about your lifestyle and general health to understand more about you and your health. Your chiropractor will then perform a thorough physical examination to determine the cause of your problem and also to determine the best care for you. This examination will look at your joint health, posture, strength and several other factors. Your chiropractor will answer questions that you may have too.
Afterwards, we can explain the root cause of your mobility issues and recommend a treatment plan. This plan may include:
- Chiropractic adjustments which target dysfunctional joints
- Strengthening and stretching exercises
- Patient education to correct any problems related to poor lifestyle like poor posture and poor nutrition
- Treatments to improve soft tissue healing and relieve pain, including accupuncture and ultrasound
- Additional treatments may include hot/cold therapy and massage
Your chiropractor may determine that it is more appropriate to refer you to another Health Professional to take care of you.
Falls are a major cause of injuries amongst seniors living in the UK. People aged 65 and older have the highest risk of falling and are often injured due to their falls. The most common cause of falls are:
- Weak muscles
- Poor balance
- Medicines which make it harder to balance
- Visual impairment
- Trip hazards
- Certain medical conditions
Visiting a Fareham chiropractor can help you address the first two items in this list, which can help in reducing your risk of having a fall. Chiropractors can use a variety of spinal adjustments, stretches, and strengthening exercises to restore your balance and keep you on your feet. By reducing your risk of a fall, you can avoid injury and trips to the hospital.
If you’re unsure if chiropractic may help you, at Homewood Chiropractic Clinic, we offer a Free Chiro Check. It’s a 15-minute informal and confidential chat with one of our chiropractors which will help you decide if we are the right clinic for you.
Call us now on 01329 280 283 and ask for your Free Chiro Check.