Fort Wayne 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 allow an older person to have fun? Independence. Mobility. Painfree movement. Sense of purpose. Community involvement. All of these come into play. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic provides Fort Wayne chiropractic care to keep our community’s older members healthy and equipped to have fun!

JAPAN’s AGING

The Japanese society is interesting as it looks at the trend toward an older society and what that entails for how the society will work, 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. 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 establish pharmacies as community health centers. They talked about exercise to increase activities of daily living, disease definition, nutrition, health counseling, and bone density measurement. All these efforts were intended to build awareness of how to live a better, healthier life and in turn a longer life expectancy. (2) Aaron Chiropractic 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 closely. Its aging population is growing rapidly. 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 expected to be 26.9% in 2060. This aging group creates 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 report that a shift in medical thought from “cure-seeking” to “cure and support seeking” is necessary 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 particularly those who allow 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 Fort Wayne 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. Regarding management of back pain in older patients, 92% of chiropractors reported that they are confident in 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 more satisfaction with follow up and information about 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 suitable, and manipulation and mobilization offer positive effects beyond just pain relief. (6) Having your Fort Wayne 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 describes a 74-year-old lady who wanted 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 involved in her life with a combination of chiropractic manipulation, rest and exercise.

Schedule your Fort Wayne appointment with Aaron Chiropractic Clinic. Exercise recommendation, 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!

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