Baton Rouge 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 look? 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 work. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation offers Baton Rouge chiropractic care to keep our community’s older members healthy and ready 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 implies for how the society will work, how medical care will have to evolve, how services will evolve to meet people where they are. Community efforts go far to enhance and improve the quality of life for people. The 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. Such efforts were intended to build awareness of how to live a better, healthier life and in return a longer life expectancy. (2) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation knows well that change can be good.

JAPAN’S CHANGING

Impactful changes are the birth and death rates of a country as they alter 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 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 write 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 stay 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, particularly Baton Rouge back pain patients. Chiropractors excel 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 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 suitable, and manipulation and mobilization offer positive effects beyond just pain relief. (6) Having your Baton Rouge chiropractor at your side is valuable throughout your life and notably 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 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 Baton Rouge appointment with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation. Exercise recommendation, 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!

 
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation invites older patients to incorporate chiropractic into their healthcare plan for pain relief and life’s fun. 
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