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

A Japanese community’s motto 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. Soft Health and Healing Clinic offers Brooks 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 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 change, how services will evolve to meet people where they are. Community efforts go far to enrich and improve the quality of life for people. 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 well-received health classes via pharmacies. (1) Kobe City’s pharmacists united to conduct 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. All these efforts were intended to create awareness of how to live a better, healthier life and in return a longer life expectancy. (2) Soft Health and Healing Clinic recognizes 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 intently. Its aging population is growing quickly. 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 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 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 necessary. Collaboration among healthcare providers especially those who help people remain in their own homes as they age is called for. (3) Collaboration is required.

CHIROPRACTIC’S ROLE IN CARING FOR THE AGING

Chiropractors collaborate for the good of their patients, particularly Brooks back pain patients. Chiropractors excel at co-managing conditions with family physicians, physical therapists and massage therapists. They often 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 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. 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, particularly that spinal manipulation is safe, exercise recommendations are proper, and manipulation and mobilization offer positive effects beyond just pain relief. (6) Having your Brooks 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 involved in her life with a mix of chiropractic manipulation, rest and exercise.

Schedule your Brooks appointment with Soft Health and Healing Clinic. 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 feasible when you can keep on keeping on with chiropractic’s help!

 
Soft Health and Healing Clinic invites older patients to incorporate chiropractic into their healthcare plan for pain relief and life’s fun. 
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