No matter how old you are, you don’t have to be in pain. Chiropractic care offers solutions to a variety of painful issues regardless of age.
We started an 86 year old man as a new patient the other day in our South Philly office. He has had some pretty severe medical issues over the years and was on the brink of death when his kidneys started failing a year ago. Thankfully, he recovered, but he still has less than optimal health.
The reason he came to see us was because he was experiencing a lot of pain in his low back and pelvis as well as his neck. He also fell recently and cracked three ribs due to instability in his legs. This particular gentleman also has severe weakness in both of his arms, wrists and hands and he is also having trouble walking. To make matters worse, he is barely getting any sleep.
After a thorough exam and going over his history and recent x-ray reports, it was determined that it was safe to proceed with chiropractic care. On this visit he was adjusted using a handheld instrument called an Activator that delivers a very specific – yet gentle – impulse.
When our patient came back, we talked about his first visit and how he did. He shared how unbelievable it was that the care he received on his first visit had such a positive effect! He noticed that he now had almost complete range of motion of his neck which totally blew his mind because he hasn’t been able to turn it well to the left for quite some time. Also, he relayed that there was now much less pain in his low back and he felt more stable while standing and walking.
During his consultation, our patient told us that his handwriting was getting worse due to a lack of grip strength in his right hand. He told us the day after his first adjustment he was writing a note to himself and noticed that his handwriting improved. He then realized he had more strength in his hands.
One of the most exciting changes that he experienced with his first adjustments was the fact that he slept through the night for the first time in years! These changes might not seem like a big deal to you, but it was LIFE CHANGING for him.
The story above is really about a man who was searching for happiness and finally found it with chiropractic. For YEARS he has been poked, prodded, tested and medicated only to be disappointed. He has been through 10′s of thousands of dollars of MRI’s, CT scans, and x-rays only to progressively get worse. Many people benefited from his “condition” except him. A lot of people he trusted to help him got him nowhere. After 3 visits in our office he is the happiest he has been since his wife was still alive.
This all happened to an 86 year old. Imagine what chiropractic can do for you!
About Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic is a profession that focuses on treating people of any age who have a disorder of the musculoskeletal and/or nervous system. Using a variety of non-surgical, hands-on approaches, chiropractors perform adjustments to the spine or other parts of the body. The goal is to correct alignment problems, alleviate pain (usually back pain, neck pain, and headaches), and support the healing process. Your chiropractor will develop a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs. A referral is usually not needed to see a Doctor of Chiropractic, so find your closest location of PA Pain & Rehab and make an appointment today!