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Physical Activity

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Table 12: Treatment Studies Using Physical Activity for Bone Health after SCI

Discussion

There is no evidence to support physical activity as a treatment for low bone mass after SCI. One cross-sectional study (Chain et al. 2012) used a self-report physical activity measure to highlight the differences in BMD between self-reported “active” and “sedentary” patients; active patients did not differ from sedentary patients in any bone parameter and the sedentary group actually had significantly higher lumbar spine BMD.

Conclusion

There is no evidence to support physical activity as a treatment for low bone mass after SCI.