Northwoods Family Chiropractic

Iron River: (906) 265-9000    Crystal Falls: (906) 874-0111
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Northwoods Family Chiropractic - Iron River Address: 202 W. Adams St​; Iron River, MI 49935 Office Phone: (906) 265-9000 | Fax: (906) 265-9009 Hours: Monday: 8am - 12pm, 2pm - 6pm Tuesday: 8am - 12pm Wednesday: 8am - 12pm, 2pm - 6pm Thursday: CLOSED Friday: 8am - 12pm, 2pm - 6pm
Northwoods Family Chiropractic - Crystal Falls Address: 337 Superior Avenue; Crystal Falls, MI 49920 Office Phone: (906) 874-0111| Fax: (906) 874-0112 Hours: Monday: 7am - 11am, 12pm - 4pm Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: 7am - 11am, 12pm - 4pm Thursday: CLOSED Friday: 7am - 11am, 12pm - 4pm






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Blog #1: How Can Chiropractic Care Help Our Elderly?

How Can Chiropractic Care Help Our Elderly?

by Dr. Tony Scarlassara The elderly form a large vibrant part of the population here in Iron County and all of Upper Michigan.  Many of our elderly suffer from common spinal conditions such as sciatica, arthritis, headaches, low back and neck pain as well as general stiff/soreness with a loss of normal motion.  It’s common knowledge that these, and other conditions, can traditionally be helped by chiropractic care. There are many fears and myths out there about chiropractors not being able to treat the elderly. When a patient is thoroughly evaluated, and chiropractic care is done correctly, treatments are very safe and highly effective compared to surgery and medications.  Here at Northwoods Family Chiropractic, our doctors assist the elderly with problems ranging from pain relief, headaches, sciatica, disc degeneration and arthritis, just to name a few. In general, elderly people can have more arthritis and bone, joint, and disc degeneration than people in their 20s or 30s. This makes sense as the older we get, the more “miles” we put on our bodies. As we age, our bodies accumulate more damage.  This puts put our joints and spine under more stress.  Joints and bones become weaker and sometimes the spine starts to break down. This is where chiropractors come in. From a doctor’s standpoint, it is very important that our chiropractors be very cautious and gentle when treating anyone, but especially our elderly. As patients age, they tend to come to our clinics with additional concerns besides pain.  Replaced hips and knees, osteoporosis, pacemakers, joints that, due to arthritis, can be weaker, as well as other issues, underline the importance of a chiropractor’s understanding of contraindications to care, as well as any spinal issues that could interfere with a patients’ treatment or make it less effective. Often, chiropractors must use gentle, but effective types of treatment. Using an instrument such as an activator or a “drop- table” to replace manual adjustments, will sometimes allow the joint to  respond better. Our doctors use different methods and therapies that are effective, even for our patients with older, weaker spines. Chiropractic care can be effective and life-changing for a range of ages from newborn to a centenarian. Obviously, treatment procedures and techniques vary from person to person depending on a multitude of things, such as age, physical condition and health. One thing is certain, chiropractic care can help everyone!
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© 2020 Northwoods Family Chiropractic Iron County Michigan. Website by North Country Website Design
Northwoods Family Chiropractic - Iron River Address: 202 W. Adams St​; Iron River, MI 49935 Office Phone: (906) 265-9000  | Fax: (906) 265-9009 Hours: Monday: 8am - 12pm, 2pm - 6pm Tuesday: 8am - 12pm Wednesday: 8am - 12pm, 2pm - 6pm Thursday: CLOSED Friday: 8am - 12pm, 2pm - 6pm
Northwoods Family Chiropractic - Crystal Falls Address: 337 Superior Avenue; Crystal Falls, MI 49920 Office Phone: (906) 874-0111 | Fax: (906) 874-0112 Hours: Monday: 7am - 11am, 12pm - 4pm Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: 7am - 11am, 12pm - 4pm Thursday: CLOSED Friday: 7am - 11am, 12pm - 4pm






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Chiropractic Blog

Blog #1: How Can Chiropractic Care Help Our Elderly?

How Can Chiropractic

Care Help Our Elderly?

by Dr. Tony Scarlassara The elderly form a large vibrant part of the population here in Iron County and all of Upper Michigan.  Many of our elderly suffer from common spinal conditions such as sciatica, arthritis, headaches, low back and neck pain as well as general stiff/soreness with a loss of normal motion.  It’s common knowledge that these, and other conditions, can traditionally be helped by chiropractic care. There are many fears and myths out there about chiropractors not being able to treat the elderly. When a patient is thoroughly evaluated, and chiropractic care is done correctly, treatments are very safe and highly effective compared to surgery and medications.  Here at Northwoods Family Chiropractic, our doctors assist the elderly with problems ranging from pain relief, headaches, sciatica, disc degeneration and arthritis, just to name a few. In general, elderly people can have more arthritis and bone, joint, and disc degeneration than people in their 20s or 30s. This makes sense as the older we get, the more “miles” we put on our bodies. As we age, our bodies accumulate more damage.  This puts put our joints and spine under more stress.  Joints and bones become weaker and sometimes the spine starts to break down. This is where chiropractors come in. From a doctor’s standpoint, it is very important that our chiropractors be very cautious and gentle when treating anyone, but especially our elderly. As patients age, they tend to come to our clinics with additional concerns besides pain.  Replaced hips and knees, osteoporosis, pacemakers, joints that, due to arthritis, can be weaker, as well as other issues, underline the importance of a chiropractor’s understanding of contraindications to care, as well as any spinal issues that could interfere with a patients’ treatment or make it less effective. Often, chiropractors must use gentle, but effective types of treatment. Using an instrument such as an activator or a “drop-table” to replace manual adjustments, will sometimes allow the joint to  respond better. Our doctors use different methods and therapies that are effective, even for our patients with older, weaker spines. Chiropractic care can be effective and life-changing for a range of ages from newborn to a centenarian. Obviously, treatment procedures and techniques vary from person to person depending on a multitude of things, such as age, physical condition and health. One thing is certain, chiropractic care can help everyone!
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