Exercise in the Oxford Chiropractic Treatment Plan for Osteoporosis

Physical activity benefits everyone. Period. For those who experience certain health conditions like osteoporosis, physical activity makes even more sense to counteract its effects on daily life. Satterwhite Chiropractic takes care of osteoporotic patients who fear that they may harm themselves if they exercise or do too much. Our Oxford chiropractic patients who have 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 joined in a 1 hour group exercise session two times a week for 6 months displayed significant improvement in functional capacity tests – meaning they were able to function and get around better - and a lowered risk and fear of falls. (1) That is significant! The occurrence of osteoporotic fractures is greater than 40% which often culminate in reduced quality of life, greater risk of mortality after the fracture, greater economic demand, depression, loss of independence as well as pain. (2) It’s no wonder that our Oxford osteoporotic patients worry about falls! Falling is risky due to the possible damage it can wreak on bones and the rest of the body which is particularly not good for an osteoporotic with 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!


Satterwhite Chiropractic is very sensitive to the fact that not every patient does on our exercise recommendation. No shame or guilt from Satterwhite Chiropractic! It’s human nature. We would like to see our Oxford 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 lowered pain for primary osteoporosis patients. (3) Another study that is on-going is testing 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, Satterwhite Chiropractic will find the right mix of activities to boost your desire to participate 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 describes treatment of a compression fracture of bone following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Then, make your Oxford chiropractic visit soon! We are privileged to be your healthcare partner as you face osteoporosis.

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