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Toronto 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 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. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers Toronto 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 looks at the trend toward an older society and what that means for how the society will run, how medical care will have to change, how services will evolve 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 age 65 years – held popular health classes via pharmacies. (1) Kobe City’s pharmacists united 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 designed to foster awareness of how to live a better, healthier life and in turn a longer life expectancy. (2) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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 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 estimated 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 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 allow 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, especially Toronto back pain patients. Chiropractors stand out 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 confident in 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. Plus, chiropractic patients have greater satisfaction with follow up and details regarding their condition. (5) Additionally, 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 Toronto chiropractor at your side is beneficial 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 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 involved in her life with a combination of chiropractic manipulation, rest and exercise.

Schedule your Toronto appointment with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. Exercise recommendation, spinal manipulation and clear communication about what is bothering you and your spine await your arrival. 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!

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