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Exercise in the West Palm Beach Chiropractic Treatment Plan for Osteoporosis

Physical activity benefits everyone. Period. For those who have certain health conditions like osteoporosis, physical activity makes even more sense to counteract its effects on daily life. Chiropractic Care cares for osteoporotic patients who worry fearfully that they may hurt themselves if they exercise or do too much. Our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients who have osteoporosis are encouraged to be physically active to decrease 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 displayed significant improvement in functional capacity measures – indicating that they were able to function and get around better - and a decreased 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, greater risk of mortality after the fracture, greater economic burden, depression, loss of independence as well as pain. (2) It’s no wonder that our West Palm Beach osteoporotic patients worry about falls! Falling is risky due to the potential damage it can do to bones and the rest of the body which is particularly not good for an person with osteoporosis and weakened bones! And fear of falling prevents one from fully participating in life. Exercising or doing physical activities that you can safely perform is important!


Chiropractic Care is very sensitive to the fact that not every patient does on our exercise recommendation. No shame or guilt from Chiropractic Care! That’s how we humans are! We would like to see our West Palm Beach osteoporosis patients increase their activity level in some way as we know it will have a beneficial impact. 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-personalized 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, Chiropractic Care 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 West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment soon! We are honored to be your healthcare partner as you face osteoporosis.

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