What is an adjustment?
How is an adjustment given?
Will I be sore after my adjustment?
What is the noise the joint makes when it’s adjusted?
Do I have to be ‘cracked’?
How often do I need to come in?
Do I need to pay for Chiropractic care?
Will I have to wait long to see your Doctor of Chiropractic?
How long will it take to get well?
Am I too old?
Approximately 30-40% of the elderly who still live independently suffer from at least one fall per year, and this number rises exponentially with increasing age (Tinetti, ME. et al., 1988; Dyson, R., 2005). Falls often occur due to a decline in nervous system function, which can affect balance and proprioception. This can lead to a loss of balance, and poor control of the limbs, which dramatically increases the risk of falling (Holt, K., 2012).
In the past ten years, researchers at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, have objectively demonstrated that chiropractic adjustments can positively change aspects of nervous system function including the way the brain controls muscles, responds to sensory stimuli and controls limb function. These positive changes are all important when it comes to preventing falls.
Age with ease
Contrary to belief, age has very little significance on postural deterioration. The primary causative factor is lifestyle stresses.
Shrinkage and postural deterioration reveal one’s age more readily than a head of gray hair or a few facial wrinkles (Koch, W., 1995). The development of kyphosis, the over curvature of the mid-spine, amongst other things, hinders your spine from expressing its full length, thus reducing your height.
Misalignment, time and gravity take their toll on a weakened spine, therefore, the sooner you see a Certified Posture Expert the more likely you are to experience a full recovery.