West Des Moines 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 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. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers West Des Moines 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 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 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 65 years old – held well-received health classes via pharmacies. (1) Kobe City’s pharmacists united to do 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. Such efforts were intended to create awareness of how to live a better, healthier life and in turn a longer life expectancy. (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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 quickly. 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 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 write that a change in medical thought from “cure-seeking” to “cure and support seeking” is required 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 help people remain in their own homes as they age is required. (3) Collaboration is needed.

CHIROPRACTIC’S ROLE IN CARING FOR THE AGING

Chiropractors collaborate for the good of their patients, especially West Des Moines back pain patients. Chiropractors excel at co-managing conditions with family physicians, physical therapists and massage therapists. They often 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 sure of 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 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 West Des Moines chiropractor at your side is beneficial 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 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 interfered, and Dr. Olding’s use of the Cox® Technic System intervened by creating enough pain relief to keep active in her life with a combination of chiropractic manipulation, rest and exercise.

Schedule your West Des Moines appointment with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. 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 feasible when you can keep on keeping on with chiropractic’s help!

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