Relieving Age Related Pains in Westwood

What is Chronic Pain?  This refers to a long term condition that can linger after getting hurt or sick and is actually quite common-in fact, an estimated 100 million Americans identify with chronic pain.  The numbers are also in the millions with regards to short-term or “acute” pain.  Aches can seem inevitable especially as we age into senior living but comprehension of commonly associate conditions can not only help us prepare for them but in some cases even avoid them.

Lower Back Pain- This is the most commonly found sort of chronic pain today in the United States.  There are a number of causes that can contribute to chronic lower back pain, but outside of injury sitting for long stretches can a be a key contributor.  While this sort of pain is most common during our 30’s and 40’s, it can really begin at any age.  Exercise is a great way to cut off issues with back pain before they even begin.  A Physical therapist appointment can be very useful in getting information on what sort of exercises can increase mobility and relieve pain.  Did you know that a caregiver from A-1 Home Care can assist with physical therapy routines and exercises prescribed by your physician?  If you or a loved one is in need of 24 Hour Care or Hourly Care, our diverse and trained caregivers are available at competitive rates and can assist with all sorts of daily activities.

Headaches-  Cranial pain can be linked to a number of causes like tension in the muscles, dehydration, stress and even certain foods.  Headaches and migraines can make their presence felt anywhere through our 20’s to 50’s.  Over the counter remedies may offer a temporary solution, but we should always speak with our doctor regarding administration of medications beyond a few days.  Maintaining a healthy, balanced diet can be more work than it sounds, but with the help of a Short-Term or Long-Term Caregiver, you never have to face these challenges alone.  Our caring and expertly trained staff of home care professionals can help you adhere to diets specific to the individual and make sure your nutritional needs are met.  Certain patients like those with Diabetes can especially benefit from assistance to ensure healthy blood sugar levels.

A-1 Home Care is the home care agency of choice for Westwood and surrounding communities.  Established in 1991 as a non-medical Home Care Agency working with Seniors and the Elderly, we assist families in a wide range of areas such as Alzheimer’s Care, Arthritis Care, Hospice Care and more.  We strive to make in-home care available for all by working with many long term care insurances, veteran’s benefits and affordable payment plans.  Call us today at (562) 929-8400 or (949) 650-3800 to learn more!

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