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

A Japanese community’s saying is "Extend healthy life expectancy by having fun." How does that play out? Are our older community members ready 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. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR provides Colorado Springs 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 looks at the trend toward an older society and what that means for how the society will work, how medical care will have to change, how services will grow 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 because 45.4% of them are over 65 years old – held popular health classes via pharmacies. (1) Kobe City’s pharmacists united to do health workshops and set up 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) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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 closely. 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 forms 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 change 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 help people stay 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 Colorado Springs 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 reported to be protective against 1-year declines in functional and self-rated health issues for Medicare patients who have spine pain issues. Plus, chiropractic patients have higher satisfaction with follow up and understanding of 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 suitable, and manipulation and mobilization offer positive effects beyond just pain relief. (6) Having your Colorado Springs chiropractor at your side is valuable throughout your life and uniquely in your later years!

CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR

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

Schedule your Colorado Springs appointment with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. 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 engaged with life is possible when you can keep on keeping on with chiropractic’s help!

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