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Exercise in the Baton Rouge Chiropractic Treatment Plan for Osteoporosis

March 28, 2023

Physical activity benefits everyone. Period. For those who deal with some health conditions like osteoporosis, physical activity makes even more sense to counteract its impact on daily life. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers takes care of osteoporotic patients who worry fearfully that they may harm themselves if they exercise or do too much. Our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients who deal with osteoporosis are urged 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 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 get around better - and a reduced risk and fear of falls. (1) That is a big deal! The occurrence of osteoporotic fractures is more than 40% which often result in decreased quality of life, enhanced risk of mortality after the fracture, greater economic demand, depression, loss of independence as well as pain. (2) It is no wonder that our Baton Rouge osteoporotic patients worry about falls! 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 prevents one from fully participating in life. Exercising or doing physical activities that you can comfortably do is key!


Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is well aware that not every patient complies with on our exercise recommendation. No shame or guilt from us! It’s human nature. We would like to see our Baton Rouge osteoporosis patients boost their activity level in some way as we know it will have a positive effect. In a review of 20 published studies (1824 patients), exercise significantly increased lumbar spine and femoral neck bone mineral density and eased 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, Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers and you will find 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, make your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment soon! We are privileged to be your healthcare partner as you handle osteoporosis.

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