On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, Kim Bantau gave an overview of the Quality of Life Chiropractic business in Magnolia (for Dr. Jamie Marshall, D.C.). Pictured above from left to right are Kim Bantau and Cheryl Brummett (Representatives for Dr. Jamie Marshall, D.C.).
Kim Bantau provided a slide show telling about Dr. Jamie Marshall's Chiropractic Service. She started out by saying that it is possible for most of us to live to be 100 but that the average life span today is 77.6 years and in 1900, it was 49. If that rate continues, by 2050, 800,000 Americans will live to be over 100 years old and many will live to be 150! However, because many people do not take care of their bodies, that may not be the case. The most common cause of functional disability in persons over 50 years old is spinal disorder. If you live to be 80, that is over 30 years of pain and discomfort to endure. Kim pointed out that if our spines were on our face, most people would take better care of their spine. The point being is that we need to take preventive steps just like we do for our teeth in order to maintain mobility into a much later age, maybe 100. Also, in a study of 10,000 adults, one in every 3 persons had problems with neck pain. Therefore, taking advantage of Preventive Chiropractic Care is the key to keeping our spine in great shape regardless of our age.
Kim pointed out that we reach maximum mobility at around the age of 23 and that by the time we are 60 we retain only 25% of that mobility and it goes down from there. However, with preventive chiropractic care, we should be able to maintain our good mobility until age 80 or older and even at age 90, we would still have 25% of our mobility. The three stages we go through as our mobility starts to degrade is:
Phase 1 - Pain Relief - the misalignment of our vertebrae can cause our nerves to be pinched causing this pain. Chiropractic care can reduce the pain by re-aligning our vertebrae to eliminate the pinching of the nerves.
Phase 2 - Stabilization - in most cases, the misalignment of our vertebrae occurred over a number of years and will take time to undue that damage. Regular appointments with a chiropractic professional can create a stabilized vertebrae.
Phase 3 - Maintenance - once you reach a stabilized condition, active care is no longer needed but a preventative care plan should be determined in order to change your mobility scale for future years.
Prior to the above presentation, Barbara Provencher gave her informal red badge introduction about who she is and how she got to this point in her life. Pictured below is Barbara Provencher giving that introduction.