Chiropractic for seniors

Seniors chiropractic

Regardless of age, your health is your most valuable asset.

Chiropractic care is extremely important because of the dramatic changes that occur in the spine as you age. There are many benefits possible through regular chiropractic care. 

Is chiropractic safe for seniors?

Yes, chiropractic care is safe at any age. Our experienced chiropractors listen to your concerns and complete thorough assessments to understand your symptoms. They tailor their care to meet your needs including determining the best chiropractic technique, the level of force, and what complementary therapies to use.

Chiropractic care can help provide relief from many ailments and treatment is safe for those with arthritis, low bone density and osteoporosis.

Regardless of age, regular exercise, a healthy lifestyle and chiropractic care can help slow the effects of ageing. 

How can chiropractic help you?

Chiropractic is effective at providing pain relief because most causes of spinal disorders are related to abnormalities of the spine and the surrounding soft tissue structures. Doctors of chiropractic are specifically trained to identify and treat misalignments of the vertebrae (subluxations) and their subsequent effect on the central nervous system. This can help you to:

  • Enjoy pain relief without medication – anti-inflammatory medication and pain relievers only mask symptoms and have many undesirable side effects. Chiropractic care can provide pain relief without medication.
  • Enjoy increased range of motion of the spine and extremities – chiropractic care has been shown repeatedly to increase the range of motion of the spine and the extremities enabling you to continue doing what you love, such as picking up the grandchildren.
  • Enjoy better balance and coordination – problems in balance and coordination in the ageing population have been shown to come from injury or degenerative changes to the neck (cervical spine). Studies show that chiropractic care can help restore balance and coordination by stimulating the joint receptors (mechanoreceptors) in the cervical spine.
  • Manage and treat decreased joint degeneration – a misaligned (subluxated) spine is much like a misaligned wheel on a car. This misalignment will cause the spine (as it does to a wheel) to wear out prematurely. Since all moving parts eventually wear down over time, it is very important to get your spine aligned periodically. Chiropractic care decreases spinal degeneration and other arthritic changes by normalising the spinal alignment and reducing spinal stress.
  • Decreased incidence of falling – injuries due to falling are extremely common is you age. Chiropractors help reduce the risk of falls by normalising the joint receptors (mechanoreceptors) of the neck (cervical spine) by administering chiropractic adjustments. They also prescribe stretching and exercise programs to increase strength, flexibility, mobility, balance and coordination.
  • Enjoy better health and wellbeing – once you are no longer in pain, your overall physical and emotional wellbeing improves.

Book an appointment

Our clinic uses state-of-the-art X-ray equipment and digital technology to help us achieve the best results. Our helpful, friendly staff can help you with all your booking and product requirements and we offer HICAPS claiming and EFTPOS facilities to make paying for your appointments as easy as possible.

(08) 9446 8322