treatment is available for senior citizens and offers a variety
of different health care strategies, depending on the severity of
the condition, as well as the general health of the patient. For
those seniors who are in good physical health and lead an active
physical lifestyle, chiropractic can offer significant help in many
cases. These patients are treated with pain relief and stabilization
in mind so that they can return to the active lifestyle that they
Occasionally, some seniors enter our office with
significant additional health problems. Sometimes these additional
health problems can slow down the progress that may be expected
under chiropractic care. While there can still be wonderful benefits
for these types of cases, the ultimate goals must be tempered so
as to be realistic for the particular patient.
Goals that can be expected.
pain relief with return to active lifestyle.
pain relief with return to most activities.
pain relief with return to only specific activities.
down the progression of the condition in advanced degenerative
you notice in the goals listed above, there is quite a difference
between goal 1 and goal 4. This is usually due to the health history
of the patient, with goal 4 patients having significant degeneration
already present, inactive lifestyle, or perhaps significant other
health issues already in place. Even in goal 4 patients there can
significant help attained because these patients typically appreciate
the opportunity to slow down the rate at which their conditions
examination and consultation, the goals that can be expected will
be explained to you. Please remember that those patients in this
category need to be more patient with treatment as they typically
respond slower to care than patients who are younger. While this
fact may seem obvious, it needs to be stated so that patients can
have proper expectations.
cases there are no unrealistic goals, just an unrealistic time frame.