Osteopathy for Senior
Over time, the body undergoes many transformations and has more and more difficult to adapt to the hazards of everyday life. The various structures that compose it are weakened; the ligaments lose their elasticity, the bones become less solid, and the cartilages diminish. The result of these changes is the appearance of “blockages” and pains that affect the quality of life of people of a certain age and prevent them from performing certain gestures of daily life (styling, washing, eating …). ). Ultimately, this can have serious consequences for morale, but also social life and can be a cause of depression.
Osteopathy for senior can relieve many pains by adapting to patients and restoring some mobility to the entire body. It can also be performed for preventive and maintenance purposes in order to delay degenerative processes (osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, etc.) as much as possible and to prevent pain. The osteopath will always adapt to his patient, and will suggest the most appropriate techniques according to your age, your reason for consultation and your state of health. For this he will search and treat your mobility losses, without ever exceeding the normal play of your joints so as to gradually restore your lost mobility and reduce your pain.
“Osteopathy can improve the quality of life and independence of the elderly.”
It is therefore advisable to consult an osteopath fairly regularly (1 to 2 times a year) from a certain age in order to anticipate these various ailments and to ensure the best possible future. In addition, before considering surgery and to limit the consumption of anti-inflammatory or analgesic, osteopathic treatment can help you regain some comfort.
Here is a list of signs that can lead a senior to consult an osteopath:
- Back pain: lumbar, dorsal, cervical
- Neuralgia: sciatica, cruralgia, cervico-brachial neuralgia, intercostal neuralgia …
- Pelvic pain: sacralgia, coccygodynia (coccyx pain) …
- Functional urinary and anal incontinence
- Headache, some vertigo
- Muscle pains: contractures, cramps, breakdowns, stiffness
- Osteoarthritis, arthritis, osteoporosis
- Joint pain: hip, knee, ankle, fingers, shoulder, neck …
- Digestive disorders: abdominal pain, functional colopathy, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, epigastric pain, abundant belching …
- Sleep disorders, depression, depression, anxiety, nervousness …
There is no age to take care of your body. If it can not be rejuvenated, osteopathy can help to maintain or regain mobility and limit the adverse effects of various rheumatic pains often present in the elderly.