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Exercise in the Ashburn 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 counter its impact on daily life. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn sees osteoporotic patients who fear that they may harm themselves if they exercise or move too much. Our Ashburn chiropractic patients who deal with osteoporosis are encouraged to be physically active to decrease that fear and improve their quality of life.


Quality of life is important! Post-menopausal women with osteoporotic vertebral fractures who joined 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 decreased risk and fear of falls. (1) That is a big deal! The occurrence of osteoporotic fractures is greater than 40% which often result in reduced quality of life, greater risk of mortality after the fracture, greater economic burden, depression, loss of independence as well as pain. (2) It is no wonder that our Ashburn osteoporotic patients worry about falls! Falling is dangerous due to the potential damage it can do to bones and the rest of the body which is particularly 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 comfortably do is important!


Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is mindful 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 Ashburn osteoporosis patients boost their activity level in some way as we know it will have a beneficial 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-personalized 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, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn and you will put together 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, enhancing 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 Ashburn chiropractic visit soon! We are privileged to be your healthcare partner as you handle osteoporosis.

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