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Chiropractic care for over 55's

Updated on March 24, 2009

Much more than treating back pain


Chiropractic for over 55's

Are you over 55 years old? Do you know someone who is?

The Chiropractic Association of Australia has released a Factsheet for you. It contains intersting facts, statistics and information in regards to chiropractic care for the over 55's.

Why should over 55's visit a chiropractor?

According to a recent study which highlighted treatment for musculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain in over 55's patients, chiropractic users were (xi)

Less likely to have used a nursing home

Less likely to have been hospitalised

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 care may assist over 55's in a broad range of health issues including:

Arthritis Osteoarthritis

Joint Stiffness Back and Neck problems

Mobility Problems Muscular Problems

Chiropractic care for over 55's is more than just treating back pain

Chiropractic is not just about treating your pain but your total well being.

To help you to recover from your pain your chiropractor may recommend stretching exercises, aerobic exercies, dietary advice, and other prevention strategies which may include vitamins and relaxation.

Chiropractic is a drugless therapy which may improve your quality of life as well as providing you with pain relief.

Chiropractic techniques are modified to suit your condition, size and age.

Well trained in health assessment, diagnosis, radiographic studies, health promotion and illness prevention, chiropractors are well-positioned to provide many primary health-care services to over 55's patients (xvii)

To find out more about chiropractic and the over 55's download the CAA fact sheet. The references listed above can also be found on the Factsheet.


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