Exercise in the Fernandina Beach Chiropractic Treatment Plan for Osteoporosis

Physical activity is good for everyone. Period. For those who have some health conditions like osteoporosis, physical activity is even more logical to counter its effects on daily life. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic takes care of osteoporotic patients who fear that they may harm themselves if they exercise or do too much. Our Fernandina Beach 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 participated in a 1 hour group exercise session two times a week for 6 months showed significant improvement in functional capacity tests – indicating that they were able to 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 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’s no wonder that our Fernandina Beach osteoporotic patients worry about falls! 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 person with osteoporosis and weakened bones! And fear of falling prevents one from fully participating in life. Exercising or performing physical activities that you can comfortably do is key!


Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is mindful that not every patient does on our exercise recommendation. No shame or guilt from us! It’s human nature. We would like to see our Fernandina Beach osteoporosis patients boost 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 increased 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 might expectantly positively impact muscle strength, balance, and bone mineral density as well as pain. (4) Together, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic and you 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, 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, schedule your Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment soon! We are honored to be your healthcare partner as you face osteoporosis.

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