Exercise in the West Des Moines Chiropractic Treatment Plan for Osteoporosis

Physical activity benefits everyone. Period. For those who have some health conditions like osteoporosis, physical activity makes even more sense to counter its effects on daily life. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa takes care of osteoporotic patients who worry fearfully that they may harm themselves if they exercise or do too much. Our West Des Moines chiropractic patients who have osteoporosis are urged to be physically active to reduce 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 – indicating that they were able to function and move around better - and a lowered risk and fear of falls. (1) That is a big deal! The occurrence of osteoporotic fractures is more than 40% which often result in reduced quality of life, greater risk of mortality after the fracture, higher economic demand, depression, loss of independence as well as pain. (2) It’s no wonder that our West Des Moines osteoporotic patients fear falling! Falling is risky due to the potential 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 prevents one from fully enjoying life. Exercising or performing physical activities that you can comfortably do is key!


Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is well aware that not every patient does on our exercise recommendation. No shame or guilt from Executive Chiropractic of Iowa! That’s how we humans are! We would like to see our West Des Moines 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-personalized 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, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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 details treatment of a compression fracture of bone following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Then, make your West Des Moines chiropractic visit soon! We are honored to be your healthcare partner as you face osteoporosis.

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