Severna Park 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 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 work. Back And Neck Care Center provides Severna Park 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 enhance and improve the quality of life for residents. One Japanese community – Anamizu “a town know for the good health and long life” of its 8600 residents because 45.4% of them are over age 65 years – held popular health classes via pharmacies. (1) Kobe City’s pharmacists came together to conduct health workshops and establish pharmacies as community health centers. They discussed 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) Back And Neck Care Center 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 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 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 write that a change in medical thought from “cure-seeking” to “cure and support seeking” is called for 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 especially those who let people stay in their own homes as they age is called for. (3) Collaboration is needed.

CHIROPRACTIC’S ROLE IN CARING FOR THE AGING

Chiropractors collaborate for the good of their patients, especially Severna Park back pain patients. Chiropractors excel 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 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 have spine pain issues. Additionally, chiropractic patients have greater satisfaction with follow up and details regarding their condition. (5) Further, a consensus group of researchers concluded 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 Severna Park chiropractor at your side is valuable throughout your life and uniquely in your later years!

CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center

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

Schedule your Severna Park appointment with Back And Neck Care Center. Exercise advice, spinal manipulation and clear communication about what is bothering you and your spine are waiting for you. Extending your life expectancy by having fun and being engaged with life is possible when you can keep on keeping on with chiropractic’s help!

 
Back And Neck Care Center welcomes older patients to incorporate chiropractic into their healthcare plan for pain relief and life’s fun. 
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