Exercise in the Severna Park Chiropractic Treatment Plan for Osteoporosis

Physical activity benefits everyone. Period. For those who experience certain health conditions like osteoporosis, physical activity makes even more sense to counter its impact on daily life. Back And Neck Care Center takes care of osteoporotic patients who worry fearfully that they may hurt themselves if they exercise or do too much. Our Severna Park chiropractic patients who deal with osteoporosis are encouraged to be physically active to decrease that fear and enhance their quality of life.


Quality of life is important! Post-menopausal women with osteoporotic vertebral fractures who took part in a 1 hour group exercise session twice a week for 6 months appeared to have significant improvement in functional capacity measures – indicating that they could 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 culminate in decreased quality of life, enhanced risk of mortality after the fracture, greater economic burden, depression, loss of independence as well as pain. (2) It’s no wonder that our Severna Park osteoporotic patients fear falling! Falling is dangerous due to the possible damage it can wreak on bones and the rest of the body which is especially not good for an person with osteoporosis and weakened bones! And fear of falling holds one back from fully enjoying life. Exercising or doing physical activities that you can comfortably do is important!


Back And Neck Care Center is mindful that not every patient follows through on our exercise recommendation. No shame or guilt from Back And Neck Care Center! That’s how we humans are! We would like to see our Severna Park osteoporosis patients increase 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 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 might expectantly positively impact muscle strength, balance, and bone mineral density as well as pain. (4) Together, Back And Neck Care Center and you will put together 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 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, schedule your Severna Park chiropractic appointment soon! We are honored to be your healthcare partner as you handle osteoporosis.

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