If you’re not familiar with its benefits, here are some chiropractic facts…chiropractic is a great way for baby boomers and seniors to maintain mobility, optimal nutrition, and decrease pain.
In my baby boomer years I thought I was developing carpel tunnel and would have to have surgery, just like several of my co-workers. I was experiencing startling chronic pain and numbness, even shooting up through
my arm. I was desperate.
last resort before I called a surgeon, I first called a local
chiropractic office. Impressed with their experience and chiropractic
methods, I went in. By that time I could only drive my car with one hand -- my other arm was in so much pain I could hardly use it. That was the clincher.
After one week the pain was almost all gone.
After two weeks, I was back to normal and have been ever since. Then we began work on chronic neck pain (probably from sitting at the computer), often causing headaches, even sleeplessness. The results were practically miraculous. It also helped with my restless leg syndrome symptoms.
Some Chiropractic Facts
It’s estimated that over 18 million adults have received chiropractic care in the last year, especially for neck pain, back pain, and headaches. Chiropractic treatments are covered by most insurance companies, Medicare and Medicaid, and workers compensation in all U.S. states.
Practitioners have earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree (D.C.) from an accredited college, with a four-year program; some doctors then receive further training or residency in specialized areas.
Other chiropractic facts include the concept that the body structure and its functions are related, with all parts, especially the spine, affecting each other.
Normalizing conditions in the structure and function will help the body, which has an innate self-healing ability, to heal as much as possible.
Various chiropractic methods may be used --
such as spinal adjustments, cold laser treatments (which works miracles on me!), heat or cold treatments, acupuncture (awesome), and acupressure, exercise, massage, diet and nutrition recommendations, lifestyle changes, and dietary supplements.
Read this interesting information by a chiropractic doctor with 30 years of experience, on how chiropractic can help seniors.
See Dr. Kurt's very interesting web site with all sorts of unique information, at www.northfieldchiropractic.com.
Stuff happens after we hit 50 (or earlier) -- these chiropractic facts can be very helpful to you. Many conditions, of course, must be treated by a medical doctor. But chiropractic can certainly assist with the healing process.
Your chiropractor will take a thorough medical history,
but make sure you also mention medications or supplements you may be
taking, and any dietary concerns. Also communicate to your regular
physician about chiropractic treatments, to ensure the best coordination