Osteoporosis and Yoga

February 22, 2019

1 min read

Yoga can be a great back pain management program for many people. There are some conditions that should be cautious when approaching yoga

People diagnosed with osteoporosis and osteopenia should probably avoid certain yoga poses. Osteoporosis is characterized with a person with low bone density. Performing Yoga poses that require extreme flexion or extension can result in stress fractures in the spine.

Good exercises for people diagnosed with osteoporosis would be low impact strength based training. Avoid high impact exercises and ones that push extreme ranges of motion. Consult with a medical provider before starting any exercise program.

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