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Exercise in the La Grande Chiropractic Treatment Plan for Osteoporosis

Physical activity is good for everyone. Period. For those who deal with some health conditions like osteoporosis, physical activity makes even more sense to counteract its effects on daily life. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC cares for osteoporotic patients who worry fearfully that they may hurt themselves if they exercise or do too much. Our La Grande chiropractic patients who deal with osteoporosis are encouraged to be physically active to reduce that fear and enhance their quality of life.


Quality of life is crucial! 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 could function and move around better - and a lowered risk and fear of falls. (1) That is significant! 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’s no wonder that our La Grande osteoporotic patients worry about falls! Falling is dangerous due to the possible damage it can wreak on bones and the rest of the body which is particularly not good for an person with osteoporosis and weakened bones! And fear of falling holds one back from fully participating in life. Exercising or doing physical activities that you can safely do is important!


Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is well aware that not every patient complies with on our exercise recommendation. No shame or guilt from us! It’s human nature. We would like to see our La Grande osteoporosis patients increase 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 eased 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, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC will find 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 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 describes treatment of a compression fracture of bone following The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management. Then, schedule your La Grande chiropractic appointment soon! We are honored to be your healthcare partner as you handle osteoporosis.

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