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Exercise in the Carrolltown Chiropractic Treatment Plan for Osteoporosis

Physical activity is good for everyone. Period. For those who have certain health conditions like osteoporosis, physical activity is even more logical to counter its effects on daily life. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation cares for osteoporotic patients who worry fearfully that they may hurt themselves if they exercise or do too much. Our Carrolltown chiropractic patients who deal with osteoporosis are encouraged to be physically active to reduce that fear and improve 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 two times a week for 6 months appeared to have significant improvement in functional capacity measures – indicating that they were able to function and get around better - and a reduced risk and fear of falls. (1) That is a big deal! The occurrence of osteoporotic fractures is more than 40% which often result in decreased quality of life, enhanced risk of mortality after the fracture, higher economic demand, depression, loss of independence as well as pain. (2) It’s no wonder that our Carrolltown osteoporotic patients fear falling! Falling is risky due to the potential 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 holds one back from fully participating in life. Exercising or performing physical activities that you can safely do is important!


Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is well aware that not every patient follows through on our exercise recommendation. No shame or guilt from Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation! That’s how we humans are! We would like to see our Carrolltown osteoporosis patients increase their activity level in some way as we know it will have a positive effect. In a review of 20 published studies (1824 patients), exercise significantly increased lumbar spine and femoral neck bone mineral density and lowered 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 affect muscle strength, balance, and bone mineral density as well as pain. (4) With you, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation will put together 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 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 details treatment of a compression fracture of bone following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Then, make your Carrolltown chiropractic appointment soon! We are privileged to be your healthcare partner as you face osteoporosis.

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