Think you have to live with back pain just because you’re growing old? You’re not alone. Research shows that although older adults are more likely to experience back pain, they are less likely to seek care for their pain than younger adults. Even though everyone can expect to experience more aches and pain with age, there’s no reason why that pain ... Continue Reading →
Aging inhibits healing from countless conditions, including spinal chord injury. A new study from Ohio State University helps to explain why. For the first time researchers have shown that a spinal cord injury is more severe in elderly mice than mice of other ages, and posited potential reasons that could account for the differences. Their findings substantiate what is seen in clinics across the world when treating humans with spinal cord ... Continue Reading →
New research shows that older adults with migraine have a greater risk of a certain type of brain injury known as subclinical brain infarction.
Subclinical brain infarction is a blockage of blood to the brain area that can affect a person both neurologically (impeding their movement) and cognitively (altering their brain function),causing the affected tissues to die. These brain injuries are more common ... Continue Reading →
For years, older adults have relied on chiropractors to ease their aches and pains, but little is known about the everyday use of chiropractic by seniors, and whether chiropractic can be of benefit in routine care for the elderly. New research shows that chiropractic isn’t just helpful for back pain in older adults, it may even protect them from increased limitations in their ... Continue Reading →
A recent study shows that not only are neck adjustments safe for the elderly, they’re extremely effective for neck pain when combined with exercise. Although earlier studies have shown the benefits of chiropractic for neck pain, there have been no randomized clinical trials on the treatment specifically for the elderly.
The ... Continue Reading →