Most people know how well chiropractic care treats physical pain, especially in the back and neck. But chiropractic is excellent at helping with a whole hose of ailments, including easing the inflammation and pain associated with arthritis.
Although it can affect someone at any age, arthritis is more pronounced in the elderly population. An estimated 1 in 5 adults suffers with arthritis, and as those adults get older they have a more difficult time coping with the pain, stiffness and inflammation that comes with the disease.
That's one of the best reasons for older adults to regularly visit a chiropractor! Chiropractic are is uniquely suited to aid in the treatment of those symptoms with gentle, specific adjustments and rehab. This is because chiropractors can help take stress off your nervous system, which allows your body to function better...and when your body is resorted to proper function, healing and health happens.
One common type of arthritis among the elderly is osteoarthritis, also known as "wear and tear" arthritis. It typically shows up as we age or after years of excessive use or wear on a joint. This type of arthritis can cause neck pain when the bones in the spine are not in alignment and/or there are postural distortions. The discs wear away and your body tries to stabilize the area. Chiropractic can help correct these misalignments and return proper motion once again.