Walk. Walk. Walk. Running may have been a ‘go to’ exercise a few years ago. Speed may have been a goal once. Distance may have been the aim. Today, walking 90
minutes a week is an excellent goal
for back pain sufferers seeking Sitka back pain relief. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
suggests walking along with chiropractic spinal manipulation for
peak walking ability and back pain relief.
EXERCISE FOR Sitka BACK PAIN RELIEF
Exercise is commonly recommended
to back pain patients. Muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise are well documented
as being effective for low back pain relief.
But what about walking? Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
urges Sitka back pain patients to not tag on
the word “just” before “walking”! Walking itself is an amazingly healing activity. Walking is fundamental
to everyday life. Walking is one thing so many of us
undervalue until we can not
walk or something like back pain stops us from walking like we once
did. A new research report corroborates
this: Walking more than ninety minutes a
week was related to a lesser risk of self-reported
low back pain in adults over 50 years of age.
90 minutes is not much; regular walking for 30 minutes a day
three days a week is ideal. (1) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka suggests
that our Sitka chiropractic patients walk.
CHIROPRACTIC ENHANCES WALKING
Seeing a licensed chiropractor increases
walking distance. A new research article found
that a comprehensive non-operative
training which involved an exercise program directed
by a chiropractor improved back and lower extremity fitness and
lumbar spine flexibility, decreased pain and increased
walking distance for lumbar spinal stenosis sufferers. (2) That
is important! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka uses gentle Cox®
Technic spinal manipulation and promotes walking 30 minutes
three times a week. Being
able to walk any distance for 30 minutes is important!
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. William Davis on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson whose spinal stenosis patient
struggled with walking inside the house let alone
outside. He missed walking! He’s walking again after Dr. Davis’
Schedule your Sitka chiropractic appointment
now. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka wants our Sitka back pain patients
to walk and know that walking is good. Running and speed are not
necessary for back health, but walking is essential for back health
and for quality of life!
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