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raised Iowa girl. She hates doctors.
(healthy as a horse!) She comes to see
you for neck pain. She smokes, and so
she breathes laboriously. In her exam
you also notice a lesion on her nose.
She says she has had it for years. It
scabs over then is fine for months,
then scabs over again. She is annoyed
by your questions about her nose; She
just wants you to fix her neck!
OK, what next?
OK, Harry is a 70 year old diabetic
patient. He has seen many chiros.
for his low back pain and sciatica.
He comes in today with leg pain.
He said it started off as foot pain,
then started hurting higher up.
Now his whole leg hurts. His foot
appears kind of reddish. His leg is
really bothering him and he wants
an adjustment. What next?
an Is Aging All Bad?
(You can run, but you can’t hide! Take Home Messages
q There are MANY ways to promote
“healthy aging” q Be a DOCTOR of chiropractic. q Be a team player q Remember, health is a function of
body, mind and spirit. Do not ignore...
q Patient’s posture (and your own!!)
q Presence of external stressors
q Changes in pt’s support network,
family circumstances, etc
q Patient’s coping skills, emotional
q THANK YOU !!!
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- Summer '09
- Gerontology, normal aging