Exercise in the Williamson Chiropractic Treatment Plan for Osteoporosis

Physical activity benefits everyone. Period. For those who experience certain health conditions like osteoporosis, physical activity is even more logical to offset its impact on daily life. Apple Country Chiropractic takes care of osteoporotic patients who fear that they may hurt themselves if they exercise or move too much. Our Williamson chiropractic patients who have osteoporosis are encouraged to be physically active to reduce that fear and improve their quality of life.


Quality of life is crucial! Post-menopausal women with osteoporotic vertebral fractures who took part in a 1 hour group exercise session twice a week for 6 months showed significant improvement in functional capacity measures – meaning they could function and move around better - and a decreased risk and fear of falls. (1) That is a big deal! The occurrence of osteoporotic fractures is more than 40% which often result in decreased quality of life, enhanced risk of mortality after the fracture, greater economic demand, depression, loss of independence as well as pain. (2) It is no wonder that our Williamson osteoporotic patients worry about falls! Falling is risky due to the potential damage it can wreak on bones and the rest of the body which is especially not good for an osteoporotic with weakened bones! And fear of falling prevents one from fully participating in life. Exercising or performing physical activities that you can easily do is important!


Apple Country Chiropractic is well aware that not every patient follows through on our exercise recommendation. No shame or guilt from Apple Country Chiropractic! That’s how we humans are! We would like to see our Williamson osteoporosis patients boost their activity level in some way as we are sure it will have a positive impact. In a review of 20 published studies (1824 patients), exercise significantly increased lumbar spine and femoral neck bone mineral density and lowered 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 might expectantly positively impact muscle strength, balance, and bone mineral density as well as pain. (4) Together, Apple Country Chiropractic and you will find the right mix of activities to boost 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 Williamson chiropractic visit soon! We are privileged to be your healthcare partner as you manage osteoporosis.

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