Exercise in the Pflugerville Chiropractic Treatment Plan for Osteoporosis

Physical activity benefits everyone. Period. For those who have some health conditions like osteoporosis, physical activity is even more logical to counter its effects on daily life. Pflugerville Wellness Center sees osteoporotic patients who worry fearfully that they may harm themselves if they exercise or do too much. Our Pflugerville chiropractic patients who deal with osteoporosis are urged to be physically active to reduce that fear and enhance their quality of life.


Quality of life is crucial! Post-menopausal women with osteoporotic vertebral fractures who joined in a 1 hour group exercise session two times 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 result in reduced quality of life, greater risk of mortality after the fracture, higher economic demand, depression, loss of independence as well as pain. (2) It is no wonder that our Pflugerville osteoporotic patients fear falling! Falling is risky due to the potential 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 participating in life. Exercising or performing physical activities that you can safely do is important!


Pflugerville Wellness Center is mindful that not every patient complies with on our exercise recommendation. No shame or guilt from us! That’s how we humans are! We would like to see our Pflugerville osteoporosis patients increase their activity level in some way as we know it will have a beneficial effect. In a review of 20 published studies (1824 patients), exercise significantly increased lumbar spine and femoral neck bone mineral density and lowered pain for primary osteoporosis patients. (3) Another study that is underway is testing how a 24-weeks-of-a-individualized exercise routine of aerobic and strength training exercises may expectantly positively impact muscle strength, balance, and bone mineral density as well as pain. (4) Together, Pflugerville Wellness Center and you will put together the right mix of activities to boost your desire to take part in some physical activity exercise!

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Osteoporotic patients must know that physical activity and exercise benefits 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 Pflugerville chiropractic appointment soon! We are honored to be your healthcare partner as you handle osteoporosis.

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