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Exercise in the Manahawkin Chiropractic Treatment Plan for Osteoporosis

Physical activity is good for everyone. Period. For those who deal with certain health conditions like osteoporosis, physical activity makes even more sense to counteract its effects on daily life. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center cares for osteoporotic patients who worry fearfully that they may harm themselves if they exercise or move too much. Our Manahawkin 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 took part in a 1 hour group exercise session two times a week for 6 months showed significant improvement in functional capacity measures – meaning they could function and get around better - and a decreased risk and fear of falls. (1) That is significant! The occurrence of osteoporotic fractures is more than 40% which often result in decreased quality of life, increased risk of mortality after the fracture, higher economic burden, depression, loss of independence as well as pain. (2) It’s no wonder that our Manahawkin 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 holds one back from fully enjoying life. Exercising or doing physical activities that you can safely perform is important!


Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is well aware that not every patient complies with on our exercise recommendation. No shame or guilt from Manahawkin Chiropractic Center! It’s human nature. We would like to see our Manahawkin osteoporosis patients increase their activity level in some way as we know 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 on-going is testing how a 24-weeks-of-a-individualized exercise routine of aerobic and strength training exercises may expectantly positively affect muscle strength, balance, and bone mineral density as well as pain. (4) With you, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center will put together the right mix of activities to raise 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 Manahawkin chiropractic visit soon! We are honored to be your healthcare partner as you handle osteoporosis.

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