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West Palm Beach Chiropractic as Part of The Plan To Enjoy A Healthier Old Age

A Japanese community’s saying is "Extend healthy life expectancy by having fun." How does that play out? Are our older community members ready to have fun? What would enable an older person to have fun? Independence. Mobility. Painfree movement. Sense of purpose. Community involvement. All of these work. Chiropractic Care offers West Palm Beach chiropractic care to keep our community’s older members healthy and prepared to have fun!

JAPAN’s AGING

The Japanese society is noteworthy as it takes a long look at the trend toward an older society and what that implies for how the society will run, how medical care will have to evolve, how services will grow to meet people where they are. Community efforts go a long way to enrich and improve the quality of life for residents. One Japanese community – Anamizu “a town know for the good health and long life” of its 8600 residents as 45.4% of them are over age 65 years – hosted popular health classes via pharmacies. (1) Kobe City’s pharmacists came together to do health workshops and establish pharmacies as community health centers. They presented exercise to improve activities of daily living, disease definition, nutrition, health counseling, and bone density measurement. Such efforts were designed to foster awareness of how to live a better, healthier life and in turn a longer life expectancy. (2) Chiropractic Care knows well that change can be good.

JAPAN’S CHANGING

Influential changes are the birth and death rates of a country as they affect its structure. In Japan, such trends are followed closely. Its aging population is growing quickly. The over-age 65 years group in 2013 was 25%; in 2025 it’s expected to be 30%, and in 2060 to be 39.9%. The 75-year-old and over group in 2013 was 12.3% and expected to be 26.9% in 2060. This aging group forms what researchers term a “super-aged” society. With aging, different healthcare challenges arise for the people and their healthcare providers and healthcare system. Researchers report that a shift in medical thought from “cure-seeking” to “cure and support seeking” is required to boost the patient’s quality of life. A shift from hospital centered care to community centered care is also necessary. Collaboration among healthcare providers especially those who let people stay in their own homes as they age is required. (3) Collaboration is required.

CHIROPRACTIC’S ROLE IN CARING FOR THE AGING

Chiropractors collaborate for the good of their patients, especially West Palm Beach back pain patients. Chiropractors stand out at co-managing conditions with family physicians, physical therapists and massage therapists. They often referred older patients to neurologists, family physicians, massage therapists, orthopedists and fellow chiropractors. When it comes to management back pain in older patients, 92% of chiropractors reported that they are sure of their ability to do that. (4) Chiropractic is reported to be protective against 1-year declines in functional and self-rated health issues for Medicare patients who have spine pain issues. Plus, chiropractic patients have higher satisfaction with follow up and understanding of their condition. (5) Further, a consensus group of researchers decided that chiropractic for older adult patients is appropriate, especially that spinal manipulation is safe, exercise recommendations are proper, and manipulation and mobilization extend positive effects beyond just pain relief. (6) Having your West Palm Beach chiropractor at your side is invaluable throughout your life and notably in your later years!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes a 74-year-old lady who sought to continue being a part of her family’s farm life. Her spinal stenosis hampered her desire, and Dr. Olding’s use of the Cox® Technic System intervened by creating enough pain relief to keep active in her life with a combination of chiropractic manipulation, rest and exercise.

Schedule your West Palm Beach appointment with Chiropractic Care. Exercise advice, spinal manipulation and clear communication about what is ailing you and your spine are waiting for you. Extending your life expectancy by having fun and being engaged with life is possible when you can keep on keeping on with chiropractic’s help!

 
Chiropractic Care invites older patients to incorporate chiropractic into their healthcare plan for pain relief and life’s fun. 
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