Occasionally, some seniors enter our office with significant additional health problems. Sometimes these additional health problems can slow down the progress that may be expected under chiropractic care. While there can still be wonderful benefits for these types of cases, the ultimate goals must be tempered so as to be realistic for the particular patient.
Goals that can be expected.
- Complete pain relief with return to active lifestyle.
- Partial pain relief with return to most activities.
- Partial pain relief with return to only specific activities.
- Slowing down the progression of the condition in advanced degenerative situations.
Upon examination and consultation, the goals that can be expected will be explained to you. Please remember that those patients in this category need to be more patient with treatment as they typically respond slower to care than patients who are younger. While this fact may seem obvious, it needs to be stated so that patients can have proper expectations.
In many cases there are no unrealistic goals, just an unrealistic time frame.
-- unknown author