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Millville Chiropractic as Part of The Plan To Enjoy A Healthier Old Age

One Japanese community’s motto is "Extend healthy life expectancy by having fun." How does that look? Are our older community members able to have fun? What would allow an older person to have fun? Independence. Mobility. Painfree movement. Sense of purpose. Community involvement. All of these work. Wilson Family Chiropractic provides Millville chiropractic care to keep our community’s older members healthy and ready to have fun!

JAPAN’s AGING

The Japanese society is noteworthy as it looks at the trend toward an older society and what that implies for how the society will run, how medical care will have to change, how services will evolve to meet people where they are. Community efforts go far to enhance and improve the quality of life for residents. The Japanese city – Anamizu “a town know for the good health and long life” of its 8600 residents because 45.4% of them are over 65 years old – hosted well-received health classes via pharmacies. (1) Kobe City’s pharmacists united to do health workshops and set up pharmacies as community health centers. They presented exercise to increase activities of daily living, disease definition, nutrition, health counseling, and bone density measurement. Such efforts were intended to foster awareness of how to live a better, healthier life and in turn a longer life expectancy. (2) Wilson Family Chiropractic knows well 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 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 over 75 years group in 2013 was 12.3% and estimated to be 26.9% in 2060. This aging group creates 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 change in medical thought from “cure-seeking” to “cure and support seeking” is required to maximize the patient’s quality of life. A shift from hospital centered care to community centered care is also called for. Collaboration among healthcare providers especially those who help people remain 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 Millville back pain patients. Chiropractors excel at co-managing conditions with family physicians, physical therapists and massage therapists. They frequently sent 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 who suffer with spine pain issues. Additionally, 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 Millville chiropractor at your side is valuable throughout your life and uniquely 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 shares the case of a 74-year-old lady who wanted to continue being a part of her family’s farm life. Her spinal stenosis interfered, and Dr. Olding’s use of the Cox® Technic System intervened by allowing her to experience enough pain relief to keep active in her life with a combination of chiropractic manipulation, rest and exercise.

Schedule your Millville appointment with Wilson Family Chiropractic. 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 busy with life is feasible when you can keep on keeping on with chiropractic’s help!

 
Wilson Family Chiropractic welcomes older patients to incorporate chiropractic into their healthcare plan for pain relief and life’s fun. 
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