Chiropractic Care at Every Age: What Should You Expect?
Every stage of life brings us wonderful moments. Unfortunately, each of these stages also comes with potential ailments such as pain and dysfunction. Yet, you have many options when it comes to treatment for issues throughout your lifespan. For some ailments, you may elect to use medications or pursue surgeries. In many cases, these treatments are necessary.
However, there are other times when chiropractic care offers an effective treatment option, free from potentially dangerous medication side effects and the risks of surgery. In this article, we’ll examine how chiropractic treatments can help patients manage a variety of conditions at any age.
Children and Chiropractic Care
It’s remarkable to see how resilient young children are. For example, when kids fall down, they bounce right back up like nothing happened.
However, our little ones can experience other conditions which affect adults much less frequently but nonetheless limit their ability to thrive.
Childhood issues that chiropractors treat include:
- Ear infections;
- Torticollis (wry neck);
- Disorders of the nervous system;
- Immune system issues.
The above conditions constitute a far from an exhaustive list. In fact, chiropractors will also often recommend that parents take their children in for appointments proactively, before issues develop. This is to ensure that the child’s system is functioning properly and is primed for any infections or issues that he may encounter.
Adolescents and Chiropractic Care
Adolescence is a scary time for both children and parents. As a parent, it’s hard to watch the person you’ve cared for become more independent and move on to new experiences. As a child, it’s hard to deal with the growing pains, the hormonal changes, and all of the other confusing things that happen during this period of life.
Luckily, chiropractors are ready to help families navigate this transition by ensuring that the adolescent patient is healthy and ready for whatever life throws at her.
Common conditions affecting adolescent patients which chiropractors treat include:
- Sports injuries;
- Posture-related issues;
- Pain from heavy backpacks.
Adults and Chiropractic Care
Sometimes referred to as the “sandwich generation,” the term “adults” encompasses those who often care for both their young children and their aging parents. The stress of this responsibility alone can lead to plenty of aches and pains. However, adults can additionally suffer from many injuries and conditions due to both activity and a more sedentary lifestyle.
It’s great to see adult sports leagues in which middle-aged men and women can dust off the old equipment and experience some high-level competition on a Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, these sports (as well as other activities) can leave many adults hobbling around the office on Monday morning.
Frequently seen chiropractic-related issues in this patient population include:
- Postural issues from desk work;
- “Weekend Warrior” injuries;
- Generalized back or neck pain;
- Fibromyalgia and Chronic pain.
Seniors and Chiropractic Care
“With mirth and laughter, let old wrinkles come.”
Throughout our lifetimes, our bodies are constantly being affected by stress, injuries, and to put it simply: the force of gravity. But this fact of life does not need to depress us or make us worry about the future. Life is full of both pain and pleasure, and chiropractic care can help seniors stay healthy long into their later years.
Conditions for which seniors are often treated by chiropractors include:
- Arthritis and joint pain;
- Weakness and lack of endurance;
- Loss of sensation.
Age is Just a Number!
No matter the condition or the age in question, our team at Anchor Health Chiropractic are ready and willing to help. If you are looking for a Noblesville Chiropractor, Anchor Health is here for you. Book your appointment today!