Geriatric Chiropractic Care at CORE Chiropractic
There's an old saying that you're only as old as you feel, but this isn't always good news, at least where your joints are concerned. Back pain, neck pain, arthritis in the extremities, and other nagging problems can all grow progressively worse with age. However, you don't have to adopt a sedentary lifestyle, take alarming numbers of painkillers, or resign yourself to surgery. At Core Chiropractic, you can enjoy relief in the form of geriatric chiropractic care from our chiropractor in Jacksonville.
Advancing Age and the Musculoskeletal System
Your musculoskeletal system endures a great deal of wear and tear over many decades of everyday life, not to mention the extra stresses placed upon it by particularly active or athletic individuals. As you age, certain changes naturally occur in your joints. Most commonly, the result is the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis, a thinning and deterioration of the cartilage that normally cushions your joints. Arthritis can affect the joints in your spine as well as those in your extremities, contributing to chronic neck and back pain.
Other changes can also make chronic pain a problem as you age. For example, as your vertebral discs flatten out, the spinal joints experience stress and inflammation. At the same time, a bulging disc can also press against nerve roots, sending pain signals down your arms or legs. These problems don’t just cause pain – they can also aggravate balance issues, making you more susceptible to dangerous falls.
How Our Geriatric Chiropractor Can Help
Our geriatric chiropractor can help you enjoy a more mobile and comfortable life, regardless of age. Chiropractic adjustments are just as safe for seniors as they are for everyone else, especially when performed with the appropriate precision and gentleness. Our chiropractor in Jacksonville can devise a program of chiropractic care to help you increase your stability and flexibility. Chiropractic adjustments can help arthritic joints function normally while also relieving nerve compression that might affect your balance, function, or comfort. Research has shown that 87 percent of seniors who received chiropractic care reported excellent or good health, as opposed to just 68 percent of those who didn't receive chiropractic care.
Our geriatric services don't stop at chiropractic care. We can create a holistic program for you that also includes therapeutic exercises, ultrasound, laser therapy, massage therapy, and other safe, natural techniques.
Geriatric Chiropractic Care for Jacksonville, St. John's Mandarin, and Julington Creek
If you're looking for skilled geriatric chiropractic care in Jacksonville, St. John's Mandarin, and Julington Creek, you're looking for Core Chiropractic. For more information on geriatric chiropractic care or to schedule an appointment, call us at (904) 683-4376.