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St. Francisville 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 look? Are our older community members ready to have fun? What would allow an older person to have fun? Independence. Mobility. Painfree movement. Sense of purpose. Community involvement. All of these come into play. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville offers St. Francisville chiropractic care to keep our community’s older members healthy and prepared to have fun!

JAPAN’s AGING

The Japanese society is interesting as it looks at the trend toward an older society and what that means for how the society will run, how medical care will have to change, how services will grow to meet people where they are. Community efforts go far to enrich and improve the quality of life for residents. The Japanese community – Anamizu “a town know for the good health and long life” of its 8600 residents as 45.4% of them are over 65 years old – held popular health classes via pharmacies. (1) Kobe City’s pharmacists united to do health workshops and establish pharmacies as community health centers. They talked about exercise to improve activities of daily living, disease definition, nutrition, health counseling, and bone density measurement. Such efforts were intended to build awareness of how to live a better, healthier life and in turn a longer life expectancy. (2) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville recognizes that change can be good.

JAPAN’S CHANGING

Influential changes are the birth and death rates of a country as they alter its structure. In Japan, such trends are followed intently. Its aging population is growing rapidly. The 65-year-old and over 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 estimated to be 26.9% in 2060. This aging group forms what researchers term a “super-aged” society. With aging, there are different healthcare challenges for the people and their healthcare providers and healthcare system. Researchers write that a change in medical thought from “cure-seeking” to “cure and support seeking” is necessary to maximize the patient’s quality of life. A shift from hospital centered care to community centered care is also necessary. Collaboration among healthcare providers particularly those who help people remain in their own homes as they age is required. (3) Collaboration is needed.

CHIROPRACTIC’S ROLE IN CARING FOR THE AGING

Chiropractors collaborate for the good of their patients, particularly St. Francisville back pain patients. Chiropractors stand out at co-managing conditions with family physicians, physical therapists and massage therapists. They frequently referred older patients to neurologists, family physicians, massage therapists, orthopedists and fellow chiropractors. Regarding management of back pain in older patients, 92% of chiropractors reported that they are sure of their ability to do that. (4) Chiropractic is reportedly protective against 1-year declines in functional and self-rated health issues for Medicare patients with spine pain issues. Plus, chiropractic patients have higher satisfaction with follow up and understanding of their condition. (5) Additionally, 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 offer positive effects beyond just pain relief. (6) Having your St. Francisville chiropractor at your side is invaluable throughout your life and notably in your later years!

CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville

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 St. Francisville appointment with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville. Exercise recommendation, spinal manipulation and clear communication about what is bothering you and your spine await your arrival. Extending your life expectancy by having fun and being engaged with life is feasible when you can keep on keeping on with chiropractic’s help!

 
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville invites older patients to incorporate chiropractic into their healthcare plan for pain relief and life’s fun. 
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