James Revell of the award winning Lushington Chiropractic says “the answer should simply be, NO! Don’t simply accept back pain!
In a recent study, researchers found that while older people are more likely to suffer from lower back pain, they are less likely to seek treatment for tackling back pain. Older adults with chronic lower back problems experienced pain for a longer time and became less able than younger adults. Surprisingly, the older adults were less upset about their situation. The older adults were also less likely to seek or receive treatment. Whether the treatment was bed rest, medications or alternative care, older adults were less likely to receive these treatments than younger adults.
Lushington Chiropractic In Eastbourne got the thoughts of several patients to gain their perspective on the debilitating problem of back pain. For example, is there more of an expectation that back pain is to be expected in old age? Or are the elderly simply less bothered about tackling back pain?
James Revell (Doctor of Chiropractic) of Lushington Chiropractic says,
“As we age, the snap, crackle, pops, aches and pains certainly seem to become more prevalent. If we think this is the normal ageing process, we may be less inclined to seek treatment and merely accept that lower back pain is part of the unstoppable ageing process.”
The patients at Lushington Chiropractic are, of course, among the more proactive members of society as they have already sought treatment. These people see the value in chiropractic as an affordable, gentle and certainly a less invasive choice than surgery. They also find it important to seek a treatment that gets to the root of the problem, rather than masking an issue through painkillers.
Here’s what two of Lushington’s patients had to say:
Brian from Eastbourne
“Like everyone else, I am battling against old age and the ravages of time. In particular, I used to have back stiffness as a recurring problem for a long time before I tried Lushington Chiropractic. Thanks to their treatment I feel much better. They’ve been friendly and taken time to explain what’s happening. I am really pleased but most importantly I wish I hadn’t waited so long!”
Alan from Eastbourne says
“I highly recommend Lushington Chiropractic for:
* The great treatment
* Their great advice
* The warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere
* Always very professional
The assessment and treatment has always been very thorough and helpful. James has given me lots of self-help advice including home exercises, stretches, healthy eating advice and information on vitamins. He’s always encouraging me to do more to help myself and even got me going to a Zumba Gold class! Overall I have found that swimming is one of the best forms of exercise for me.
James has a warm, friendly and professional manner. I look forward to my visits and just wish I’d found them earlier.”
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