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Yoga and Osteoporosis

July 2, 2013

Unfortunately, back pain is something most of us will deal with at some point in our lives. What happens as we get older and experience the compounding effects of osteoporosis, reduced range of motion and general aches and pains? Does this question sound familiar?

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Q. I used to practice yoga but I found out from a Dexa scan that I have osteoporosis of the spine and although I have not had any fragility fractures I’m concerned about any forward bending or twisting just in the course of every day activities. It’s affecting the quality of my life because I’m thinking about osteoporosis every time I move. It would be wonderful to have some practical guidelines. Thank you. — Maracache, California

Dr. Loren Fishman, a back-pain and rehabilitative medicine specialist, answers these and more in an article for the New York Times.

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