Physical activity is good for everyone. Period. For those who experience some health conditions like osteoporosis, physical activity is even more logical to counteract its impact on daily life. Young Chiropractic takes care of osteoporotic patients who fear that they may hurt themselves if they exercise or do too much. Our Easley chiropractic patients who have osteoporosis are urged to be physically active to decrease that fear and enhance their quality of life.
WOMEN WITH OSTEOPOROSIS AND VERTEBRAL FRACTURES: Improved Function
Quality of life is important! Post-menopausal women with osteoporotic vertebral fractures who participated in a 1 hour group exercise session twice a week for 6 months appeared to have significant improvement in functional capacity tests – indicating that they could function and get around better - and a reduced 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, enhanced risk of mortality after the fracture, higher economic demand, depression, loss of independence as well as pain. (2) It is no wonder that our Easley osteoporotic patients worry about falls! Falling is dangerous due to the potential damage it can do to 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 enjoying life. Exercising or performing physical activities that you can easily perform is important!
PARTICIPATION AND OUTCOME OF EXERCISE IN OSTEOPOROTIC PATIENTS
Young Chiropractic is well aware that not every patient does on our exercise recommendation. No shame or guilt from us! That’s how we humans are! We would like to see our Easley 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 eased pain for primary osteoporosis patients. (3) Another study that is on-going is testing how a 24-weeks-of-a-individualized exercise routine of aerobic and strength training exercises might expectantly positively affect muscle strength, balance, and bone mineral density as well as pain. (4) With you, Young Chiropractic will put together the right mix of activities to boost your desire to participate in some physical activity exercise!
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Osteoporotic patients must know that physical activity and exercise helps 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, make your Easley chiropractic appointment soon! We are privileged to be your healthcare partner as you manage osteoporosis.