I have osteoporosis, am 58, and have taken Evista for 2 years. (I took Actonel for 4 years before that and my bone density test was worse.) I have weight trained 2x /wk for 4 years(the first 2 years w/a personal trainer); and this past year, I walk 2-4 miles 4x/wk, and do core strengthening & balancing exercises 1-2 x/wk. My doctor has told me walking, vs. running, is excellent due the heel striking the pavement being great for the bones. I am also seeing a chiropractor, who offers Pulsed Magnetic Cellular Exercise, and would like to do an extended session. I have looked online for information regarding this pulsed electromagnetic therapy. My understanding is Pulsed electromagnetic field stimulation (from one online article's study) increased the bone density of the area treated for 3 months, and 9 months after stopping the therapy the same area decreased significantly. My understanding of this would mean this therapy is only beneficial if one does it every day for the rest of their life, not practical for the average person, correct? I also found information on tensegrity vibration (using a port-a-vibe or osci-stadium) (www.tensegrityvibration.com). This research states vibration rebuilds bone, and develops new bone, along with exercise and supplements, better than drugs. I have no intention to stop taking Evista, but do wonder about the effectiveness of using vibration as well. Wouldn't it be like the heal strike of walking? Are any of these indeed beneficial to osteoporosis, and if so must they be lifelong to not reverse the effects? Also, could they be detrimental? I am trying to find, and do, everything I can now while I am able to reverse, or halt my osteoporosis. Thank you so much!View Thread
Yes, it does clarify the constant need for exercise/stimulation, enough that I finally get it - exercise will be a lifelong change and commitment for me. Thank you for the explanation. I am committed to do what I can regarding my osteoporosis - so will keep exercising; but I will have to give more thought to adding vibration stimulation. Thanks! View Thread
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