Older patients may suffer from the consequences of osteoarthritis (degeneration) and osteoporosis (bone demineralisation). These diseases usually coincide with typical problems of the musculo skeletal system. In addition, other diseases may be present and should be taken into account during diagnosis and treatment.
Osteoarthritis and osteoporosis
Special techniques have been developed for treatment of elderly patients with osteoarthritis or osteoporosis. In general, elderly patients do benefit quite well from chiropractic treatment. The goal of treatment is to increase the mobility to avoid continuation into a progressive process rather than resolving the osteoarthritis or osteoporosis. Success can often be achieved within a short period upon which daily functioning will improve. Your chiropractor can provide you with more information about this subject.