Exercise in the Baton Rouge 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 counter its impact on daily life. Spine & Sports Rehab Center takes care of osteoporotic patients who fear that they may hurt themselves if they exercise or move too much. Our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients who deal with osteoporosis are encouraged to be physically active to reduce that fear and improve 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 appeared to have significant improvement in functional capacity tests – meaning they could function and get around better - and a reduced risk and fear of falls. (1) That is significant! The occurrence of osteoporotic fractures is greater than 40% which often result in decreased quality of life, greater 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 risky 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 holds one back from fully enjoying life. Exercising or performing physical activities that you can comfortably do is important!


Spine & Sports Rehab Center is very sensitive to the fact 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 Baton Rouge osteoporosis patients increase 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 alleviated pain for primary osteoporosis patients. (3) Another study that is on-going is evaluating 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, Spine & Sports Rehab 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, 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, make your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment soon! We are privileged to be your healthcare partner as you handle osteoporosis.

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