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

One Japanese community’s motto 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 come into play. Tarrytown Chiropractic offers Tarrytown chiropractic care to keep our community’s older members healthy and prepared to have fun!

JAPAN’s AGING

The Japanese society is noteworthy as it looks at the trend toward an older society and what that implies 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. The Japanese community – Anamizu “a town know for the good health and long life” of its 8600 residents as 45.4% of them are over 65 years old – hosted well-received health classes via pharmacies. (1) Kobe City’s pharmacists came together to conduct health workshops and set up pharmacies as community health centers. They discussed exercise to increase activities of daily living, disease definition, nutrition, health counseling, and bone density measurement. All these efforts were intended to foster awareness of how to live a better, healthier life and in turn a longer life expectancy. (2) Tarrytown Chiropractic knows well 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 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 over 75 years group in 2013 was 12.3% and estimated to be 26.9% in 2060. This aging group creates 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 shift 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 particularly those who let people remain 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 Tarrytown back pain patients. Chiropractors excel at co-managing conditions with family physicians, physical therapists and massage therapists. They often referred 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 have spine pain issues. Additionally, chiropractic patients have more satisfaction with follow up and information about 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 Tarrytown 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 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 creating enough pain relief to keep involved in her life with a mix of chiropractic manipulation, rest and exercise.

Schedule your Tarrytown appointment with Tarrytown Chiropractic. 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 feasible when you can keep on keeping on with chiropractic’s help!

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