Exercise in the Groton Chiropractic Treatment Plan for Osteoporosis

Physical activity is good for everyone. Period. For those who have some health conditions like osteoporosis, physical activity is even more logical to counter its effects on daily life. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office takes care of osteoporotic patients who worry fearfully that they may harm themselves if they exercise or do too much. Our Groton chiropractic patients who have 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 twice a week for 6 months displayed significant improvement in functional capacity tests – indicating that they were able to function and move 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 culminate in reduced quality of life, enhanced risk of mortality after the fracture, higher economic demand, depression, loss of independence as well as pain. (2) It is no wonder that our Groton 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 especially not good for an osteoporotic with weakened bones! And fear of falling prevents one from fully participating in life. Exercising or doing physical activities that you can easily do is important!


Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is well aware that not every patient does on our exercise recommendation. No shame or guilt from Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office! It’s human nature. We would like to see our Groton 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 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-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, Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office 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 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 describes treatment of a compression fracture of bone following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Then, make your Groton chiropractic visit soon! We are privileged to be your healthcare partner as you manage osteoporosis.

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