Chiropractic for the Elderly and Children
You are never too old or too young for chiropractic care. At Glengala Health we treat people of all ages.
Chiropractic for the Elderly
Chiropractic can greatly enhance the health and quality of life of people over the age of fifty and into their elderly years. As we age, spinal discs, facet joints, ligaments, muscles and other spinal tissues become weaker and less able to withstand normal stresses. As a result, pain from spinal degeneration becomes more prominent, tissue injuries from relatively benign events occur, and the time to heal from injuries increases.
Chiropractic treatment provides an alternative, natural approach for dealing with your health to make the most out of your later years. Chiropractic is non-surgical, drug free and is extremely safe for those with arthritis or low bone density and osteoporosis.
Chiropractic has been proven to improve people suffering from Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Joint Stiffness, Back & Neck Pain, and Mobility Problems. Elderly people who use chiropractic find they are:
- Less likely to be hospitalised
- Less likely to require nursing home care
- More likely to report better health status
- More likely to exercise vigorously
- More likely to be mobile in the community
- Less likely to use prescription drugs
Chiropractic and Pregnancy
Due to the extra weight your body carries during pregnancy and the changing shape of the body, it is common for your body to experience pain during pregnancy. Whether you’re having to deal with back, neck or pelvic pain, tingling hands/legs and continence problems regular Chiropractic adjustments during pregnancy can help. Our Chiropractors can provide a range of effective, safe, low-force treatment for your condition as well as provide advice on ways to maintain your fitness during pregnancy, how to avoid or minimise pregnancy pain, and recommend exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor to avoid incontinence during and post pregnancy.
Chiropractic for Children and Teenagers
Given that significant trauma can occur at birth, many parents choose to have their new-borns checked for any spinal health related problems. Later, learning to walk, riding a bicycle and other childhood activities can cause spinal health related problems. While a bandage and some comforting words can help a skinned knee, the potential underlying structural damage to the child’s spine, skull, pelvis and extremities is the unique domain of a chiropractor.
Many childhood health complaints that are brushed off as “growing pains” may be able to be traced to the spine. Regular chiropractic check-ups may be able to identify these problems and help avoid some of the health complaints seen later in adults. Naturally, Chiropractic adjusting procedures are modified to a child’s spine, particularly babies.