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

One Japanese community’s saying is "Extend healthy life expectancy by having fun." How does that play out? Are our older community members able to have fun? What would enable an older person to have fun? Independence. Mobility. Painfree movement. Sense of purpose. Community involvement. All of these come into play. Palmer Chiropractic Center provides Lynchburg chiropractic care to keep our community’s older members healthy and equipped 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 entails for how the society will run, how medical care will have to evolve, how services will evolve to meet people where they are. Community efforts go a long way to enrich 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 as 45.4% of them are over 65 years old – held well-received health classes via pharmacies. (1) Kobe City’s pharmacists united to do health workshops and establish pharmacies as community health centers. They discussed exercise to increase activities of daily living, disease definition, nutrition, health counseling, and bone density measurement. All these efforts were intended to create awareness of how to live a better, healthier life and in return a longer life expectancy. (2) Palmer Chiropractic Center knows well that change can be good.

JAPAN’S CHANGING

Impactful changes are the birth and death rates of a country as they affect 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 expected 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 shift in medical thought from “cure-seeking” to “cure and support seeking” is called for 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 allow 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 Lynchburg back pain patients. Chiropractors stand out 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. When it comes to management back pain in older patients, 92% of chiropractors reported that they are confident in 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 suffer with spine pain issues. Plus, chiropractic patients have more satisfaction with follow up and information about their condition. (5) Further, a consensus group of researchers concluded that chiropractic for older adult patients is appropriate, particularly that spinal manipulation is safe, exercise recommendations are proper, and manipulation and mobilization extend positive effects beyond just pain relief. (6) Having your Lynchburg chiropractor at your side is invaluable throughout your life and notably in your later years!

CONTACT Palmer Chiropractic Center

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 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 allowing her to find enough pain relief to keep involved in her life with a mix of chiropractic manipulation, rest and exercise.

Schedule your Lynchburg appointment with Palmer Chiropractic Center. Exercise advice, spinal manipulation and clear communication about what is ailing you and your spine await your arrival. Extending your life expectancy by having fun and being busy with life is possible when you can keep on keeping on with chiropractic’s help!

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