Chiropractors are doctors who are trained in the science, philosophy, and art of the manipulation and adjustment of the human body. Chiropractors attribute disease in the body to a malfunction of the nervous system, and treatment is primarily focused on the manipulation or adjustment of the spinal column and musculoskeletal system.
Chiropractors use a non-invasive, drug-free, and generally painless manual approach to health care. They are also trained to recommend therapeutic exercises and physiotherapy, and to provide nutritional and dietary counseling.
Differences in Chiropractics According to Area
In Canada, chiropractors are licensed health care providers and this profession is regulated by provincial statute in every province. In the United States, chiropractors must also be licensed requiring years of education and passing scores on both national and state examinations.
The goal of chiropractic adjustments is to decrease pain and restore function by improving areas of reduced function and decreasing muscle tightness and spasm.
Relief from Pain as We Age
Chiropractic care is a common health care treatment for those suffering from back and neck pain, headaches, and the like. As we grow older, such pain becomes more prevalent, which is why many older adults and seniors are turning to chiropractors for the relief of their age-related aches and pains.
Chiropractic care can also be palliative (symptomatic relief without a cure), and may be the preferred method of treatment for those suffering from chronic disease or illness, in order to relieve pain and improve quality of life before death.
Results from Seniors' Chiropractic Care
For seniors and older adults, chiropractic care can be especially effective to:
- Relieve chronic back and neck pain
- Decrease and prevent pain from arthritis
- Manage pain
- Increase motion in the spine and extremities
- Improve balance and coordination
- Decrease joint degeneration
- Improve health and well-being (sleeping better at night)
- Decrease the incidence of falling
- Strengthen joints
Consider the professional services of a chiropractor to relieve you from the pain associated with aging. Find out if chiropractic methods may be able to offer you the kinds of results you’re looking for. Call Advanced Healthcare at 416-633-3000 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pisarek.