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Sitka Back Pain Benefits from Walking and Chiropractic Care

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 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.


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!

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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’ treatment.  

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!

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka encourages walking for back pain relief in combination with chiropractic treatment to maximize distance walked. 
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