Unlocking Vitality: The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Elderly Patients

As we age, our bodies go through various changes that can lead to pain, discomfort, and decreased mobility. Luckily, chiropractic care can help address these issues and improve overall wellness in elderly patients. At Lotus Chiropractic Care, Dr. Tanvi Desai is committed to providing gentle and effective chiropractic care to patients of all ages, including the elderly.

Reduce Pain

Pain is common in old age, but it isn’t reversible. And if the root of the problem causing the pain is left undiagnosed, it can become a chronic problem.

One of the most significant benefits of chiropractic care for the elderly is pain reduction. 

One of the most common problems faced by senior citizens is pain in their joints. With time, the cartilage between the joints wears down and may cause bones to rub together. Chiropractic adjustments can help ease this pain and reduce wear and tear.

Spinal misalignments are another factor that causes body pain. A misaligned spine may interrupt the communication between the spinal cord and the body

Chiropractors can help alleviate pain in the back, neck, hips, and joints through targeted adjustments and other non-invasive techniques. By reducing pain, chiropractic care can help improve the overall quality of life for elderly patients.

Improve Quality of Sleep

Many elderly patients struggle with sleep issues, including insomnia and sleep apnea. 

Also, underlying medical conditions or muscle tensions can be other common causes behind the lack of quality sleep. Chiropractic care can identify the root of the problem and help you get a good night’s sleep. 

Chiropractic care can help improve sleep quality by reducing pain and discomfort in the body. Getting a chiropractic adjustment allows the body to get into parasympathetic mode, putting the body in rest and digest mode. This helps improve your quality of sleep.

Additionally, chiropractors can provide guidance on proper sleep posture and other lifestyle changes that can promote better sleep.

Retain Mobility and Stay Active

Another major benefit of chiropractic care for the elderly is improved mobility and activity levels. As we age, our joints and muscles may become stiff and less flexible, making it difficult to move around comfortably. Chiropractic adjustments can help improve joint mobility and reduce stiffness, allowing elderly patients to stay active and engaged in their favorite activities.

Along with adjustments, at Lotus Chiropractic Care, we provide you with exercises to help keep your tendons and ligaments strong. This will help improve your mobility and make it more comfortable to move. 

Improve Overall Wellness

Finally, chiropractic care can help improve overall wellness in elderly patients. By reducing pain, improving sleep, and promoting mobility, chiropractic care can help elderly patients feel more energized, productive, and engaged. Additionally, chiropractors can provide guidance on proper nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle changes that can support overall health and wellness.

Elderly Patient Case Study: Cynthia

Cynthia was an 82-year-old patient who was a former nurse. She came to Lotus Chiropractic Care with excruciating sciatic pain. She had a history of cancer and hip surgery. 

Cynthia’s favorite thing to do was garden. However, she hadn’t been able to enjoy her love of gardening due to the body pain she was experiencing, which was hindering her mobility. She was using a cane to get around. 

Cynthia started getting adjustments at Lotus Chiropractic Care, and she started to heal. Even with her hip reconstruction, her hip mobility improved significantly. 

Cynthia’s gait transformed from having a foot flare due to her hip surgery to a more neutral gait. We also provided custom orthotics, improving her balance tremendously and reducing her chances of falling.

Cynthia was very excited about getting back into gardening and doing the manual-intensive work by herself–like cutting grass or moving rocks.

Cynthia comes in for a tune-up once every two weeks because we help her stay mobile, stable, pain-free, and healthy. Before, she was very skeptical of chiropractic care, but now she is a raving fan and never misses her appointments.

Chiropractic Care Can Keep You Active

In conclusion, chiropractic care can be a highly effective way to improve the quality of life for elderly patients. Whether you are struggling with pain, sleep issues, mobility, or overall wellness, Dr. Tanvi Desai and the team at Lotus Chiropractic Care are here to help. 

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care for the elderly.

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