Preventative Treatment for Spine Health
No one wants to spend their golden years hunched over a cane or unable to do all the things they want comfortably, which is why Global Chiropractic in Allen and Plano, TX offers services to improve your spine health as you age. Dr. Michael Wojnicki & Dr. Melissa Shelton help adults and seniors learn more about what they can do now to avoid or improve common spinal conditions like:
- Facet Joint Osteoarthritis: a type of spinal arthritis that decreases the amount of cartilage between joints causing pain, stiffness, and sciatica
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: a condition that causes the spinal cord to narrow in the lower back causing pain, tingling, numbness, and sciatica
- Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: weakened joints, ligaments, and bones that cause vertebra to slip out of alignment, which creates pain and limits flexibility
- Compression Fractures: collapsed vertebrae that can cause pain, deformity, decreased height, and limited movement, which is especially common in patients with osteoporosis
ABOUT OUR SERVICES
After assessing your spine health, the chiropractor will help you decide what you need to do to improve your health and avoid future problems. This may include ongoing chiropractic services, meridian therapy, core stabilization exercises, a weight loss program, nutrition counseling, and lifestyle modifications. Every patient's plan will be unique to fit their needs and goals.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You will be asked to talk about your lifestyle factors, any current spine pain or discomfort, your family medical history, and other information that will help the chiropractor determine your potential risks and concerns. Spinal X-rays or screenings may also be performed to get a more complete understanding of your current spine health. The chiropractor will then put together a personalized plan of ways that you can strengthen your spine health to prevent future problems.
DON'T FEEL YOUR AGE
If you are having more back pain and problems as you age or if you would like to minimize your risk of ever experiencing this pain, talk to your chiropractor about spine health services. By learning ways to protect your spine now, you can decrease your future risk of chronic back pain, which will mean more healthy years to enjoy.