It’s no secret that as we age, our bodies change dramatically. Muscles shrink and react more slowly. We have less of the fluid the body needs to remain supple and strong. Bones lose mass and become more fragile. We’re more susceptible to musculoskeletal injury. When we are injured, it takes longer to heal. Yet, when we seek treatment, we’re more sensitive to medications and surgery carries greater risk.
Given this set of circumstances, medication-free, noninvasive chiropractic treatment is ideally suited to most older people. In working with the elderly, DCs use gentle techniques appropriate to the aging body. Ongoing wellness and preventive care are important elements of treatment. This may include recommendations on exercise, nutrition and lifestyle modifications.
Cape Town Chiropractic care can help alleviate pain, improve joint function, boost mobility, increase balance and coordination, and decrease stiffness. Although it’s not a fountain of youth, chiropractic can do wonders in improving your comfort and quality of life.