June 29, 2020
When you go into your chiropractor’s office, you’ll likely see several adults of various ages seeking treatment for neck pain, back pain, and other ailments. Perhaps you’ll see a few children now and then as well. But do you have to be a certain age or experience a certain level of trauma to receive chiropractic treatment? Can chiropractic procedures be performed on young patients as well? When is it ideal to catch these kinds of issues? Find out the answers to these questions in the information below.
Treatment for Kids
Overall, there are not as many children who undergo chiropractic treatment as adults, but that doesn’t mean that they couldn’t benefit from it. Children’s bodies have not had postural or other distortions for very long, which means that they tend to experience less pain. However, like with many other health issues, the sooner a back or neck problem is treated, the better. If your child has bad posture, experiences pain along the spine, or has been in an accident, bring them to a chiropractor for care. In fact, even infants can be treated! Early intervention in childhood enables easier and quicker healing for the body; plus, the chiropractor can help correct any bad habits that could lead to pain down the road.
Treatment for Adults
Although adults may require more time to respond to chiropractic treatment than children, they can certainly overcome back or neck issues with professional help. In fact, the average age of chiropractic patients is between 35 and 45 years of age. Adults in this range tend to start experiencing acute aches and pains more frequently, but some of the issues these adults face could be avoided or reduced if they address problems earlier as opposed to later in life.
Treatment for Seniors
By the time patients have reached 65 years or older, they have likely had many, many years of postural distortions or structural issues, which are catching up with their aging bodies. These issues can take a heavy toll on aging patients, give them discomfort and pain, and be complicated by arthritis and other common conditions for the elderly. As a result, the process to repair and heal can require more time and effort, but chiropractic adjustments, therapies and exercises, and other treatments can alleviate pain for these patients as well.
Regardless of your age, your chiropractor can provide the care you need to feel less pain and correct the cause of the problem. If possible, seek treatment as early as you can; however, even if you’re already a senior, relief and wellness are still within reach. Don’t put off correcting your posture or addressing your chronic back pain any longer—visit your chiropractor today!
About the Author
Dr. Chad Wills has been practicing in Naples, FL for more than 20 years. He has earned certification to treat scoliosis with advanced training in scoliodracina and has advanced training in chiropractic biophysics. He is happy to treat patients of all ages, including children and seniors. If you would like to schedule an appointment for yourself or for a loved one, you can contact Dr. Wills at Wills Chiropractic by clicking here.
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