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Exercise in the San Jose 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 impact on daily life. Chiropractic Solutions takes care of osteoporotic patients who worry fearfully that they may hurt themselves if they exercise or move too much. Our San Jose chiropractic patients who deal with osteoporosis are urged to be physically active to decrease that fear and enhance their quality of life.


Quality of life is crucial! Post-menopausal women with osteoporotic vertebral fractures who participated in a 1 hour group exercise session twice a week for 6 months showed significant improvement in functional capacity tests – indicating that they were able to 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 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 San Jose 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 osteoporotic with weakened bones! And fear of falling holds one back from fully enjoying life. Exercising or doing physical activities that you can easily perform is important!


Chiropractic Solutions is very sensitive to the fact that not every patient follows through on our exercise recommendation. No shame or guilt from us! That’s how we humans are! We would like to see our San Jose osteoporosis patients boost their activity level in some way as we are sure 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 evaluating how a 24-weeks-of-a-individualized exercise routine of aerobic and strength training exercises might expectantly positively affect muscle strength, balance, and bone mineral density as well as pain. (4) With you, Chiropractic Solutions 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 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 San Jose chiropractic appointment soon! We are privileged to be your healthcare partner as you manage osteoporosis.

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