Exercise in the Pensacola 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 impact on daily life. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center sees osteoporotic patients who fear that they may harm themselves if they exercise or move too much. Our Pensacola 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 two times a week for 6 months appeared to have significant improvement in functional capacity tests – meaning they could function and get around better - and a lowered 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, increased risk of mortality after the fracture, higher economic burden, depression, loss of independence as well as pain. (2) It’s no wonder that our Pensacola osteoporotic patients fear falling! Falling is dangerous due to the possible damage it can do to bones and the rest of the body which is especially 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 easily do is important!


Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is very sensitive to the fact that not every patient follows through on our exercise recommendation. No shame or guilt from Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center! That’s how we humans are! We would like to see our Pensacola osteoporosis patients boost their activity level in some way as we are sure it will have a positive effect. In a review of 20 published studies (1824 patients), exercise significantly improved lumbar spine and femoral neck bone mineral density and alleviated 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, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center will find 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, enhancing 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, schedule your Pensacola chiropractic visit soon! We are honored to be your healthcare partner as you handle osteoporosis.

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