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Exercise in the New Roads Chiropractic Treatment Plan for Osteoporosis

Physical activity is good for everyone. Period. For those who have some health conditions like osteoporosis, physical activity makes even more sense to offset its impact on daily life. New Roads Chiropractic Center cares for osteoporotic patients who worry fearfully that they may hurt themselves if they exercise or move too much. Our New Roads chiropractic patients who deal with osteoporosis are urged to be physically active to reduce that fear and enhance their quality of life.


Quality of life is important! Post-menopausal women with osteoporotic vertebral fractures who joined in a 1 hour group exercise session two times a week for 6 months appeared to have significant improvement in functional capacity tests – indicating that they were able to function and move around better - and a reduced risk and fear of falls. (1) That is a big deal! The occurrence of osteoporotic fractures is greater than 40% which often result in decreased quality of life, greater risk of mortality after the fracture, higher economic burden, depression, loss of independence as well as pain. (2) It is no wonder that our New Roads osteoporotic patients worry about falls! Falling is risky due to the possible damage it can wreak on bones and the rest of the body which is particularly not good for an person with osteoporosis and weakened bones! And fear of falling prevents one from fully enjoying life. Exercising or performing physical activities that you can safely do is key!


New Roads Chiropractic Center is very sensitive to the fact that not every patient complies with on our exercise recommendation. No shame or guilt from us! That’s how we humans are! We would like to see our New Roads osteoporosis patients boost their activity level in some way as we know it will have a beneficial impact. In a review of 20 published studies (1824 patients), exercise significantly increased lumbar spine and femoral neck bone mineral density and alleviated pain for primary osteoporosis patients. (3) Another study that is underway is testing how a 24-weeks-of-a-personalized exercise routine of aerobic and strength training exercises may expectantly positively affect muscle strength, balance, and bone mineral density as well as pain. (4) With you, New Roads Chiropractic Center will find the right mix of activities to raise your desire to take part in some physical activity exercise!

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Osteoporotic patients must know that physical activity and exercise benefits them physically and mentally, improving their quality of life. Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kevin Moriarty on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes treatment of a compression fracture of bone following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Then, schedule your New Roads chiropractic visit soon! We are privileged to be your healthcare partner as you handle osteoporosis.

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