Exercise in the Manchester Chiropractic Treatment Plan for Osteoporosis

Physical activity benefits everyone. Period. For those who deal with some health conditions like osteoporosis, physical activity is even more logical to offset its impact on daily life. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries sees osteoporotic patients who fear that they may harm themselves if they exercise or move too much. Our Manchester chiropractic patients who deal with osteoporosis are urged to be physically active to decrease that fear and improve their quality of life.


Quality of life is crucial! Post-menopausal women with osteoporotic vertebral fractures who took part in a 1 hour group exercise session twice a week for 6 months showed significant improvement in functional capacity tests – meaning they were able to function and move around better - and a lowered risk and fear of falls. (1) That is significant! The occurrence of osteoporotic fractures is more 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 Manchester osteoporotic patients fear falling! Falling is dangerous 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 prevents one from fully participating in life. Exercising or performing physical activities that you can safely do is key!


Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is very sensitive to the fact that not every patient does on our exercise recommendation. No shame or guilt from Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries! That’s how we humans are! We would like to see our Manchester osteoporosis patients increase their activity level in some way as we are sure it will have a positive impact. In a review of 20 published studies (1824 patients), exercise significantly improved lumbar spine and femoral neck bone mineral density and eased pain for primary osteoporosis patients. (3) Another study that is underway is evaluating 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, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries and you will find the right mix of activities to raise your desire to participate 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 describes treatment of a compression fracture of bone following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Then, schedule your Manchester chiropractic visit soon! We are privileged to be your healthcare partner as you handle osteoporosis.

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