Exercise in the Minster Chiropractic Treatment Plan for Osteoporosis

Physical activity benefits everyone. Period. For those who experience some health conditions like osteoporosis, physical activity is even more logical to counteract its effects on daily life. Minster Chiropractic Center cares for osteoporotic patients who worry fearfully that they may hurt themselves if they exercise or do too much. Our Minster chiropractic patients who have 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 twice a week for 6 months showed significant improvement in functional capacity measures – meaning they were able to function and move around better - and a decreased risk and fear of falls. (1) That is significant! The occurrence of osteoporotic fractures is more than 40% which often culminate in reduced quality of life, increased risk of mortality after the fracture, higher economic demand, depression, loss of independence as well as pain. (2) It is no wonder that our Minster osteoporotic patients fear falling! 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 holds one back from fully enjoying life. Exercising or performing physical activities that you can easily perform is important!


Minster Chiropractic Center is well aware that not every patient complies with on our exercise recommendation. No shame or guilt from us! It’s human nature. We would like to see our Minster osteoporosis patients increase their activity level in some way as we know it will have a beneficial effect. 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-individualized 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, Minster Chiropractic Center will put together 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 details treatment of a compression fracture of bone following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Then, make your Minster chiropractic appointment soon! We are privileged to be your healthcare partner as you handle osteoporosis.

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