Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka invites Sitka back pain sufferers
and neck pain sufferers to walk. Walking is easy and effective in the management of pain. Walks do not have be crazy
long! A walk in the park or around the neighborhood effects positive change!
BACK PAIN’S DAILY IMPACT
$200 billion dollars a year fund
back pain management. Back pain is a top and widespread
cause of medical care visits to primary care and emergency settings.
Back pain is the most common cause for worker compensation,
missed work hours, and lost productivity. 90% of back pain is
mechanical. 12 to 33% of people are stated to experience
back pain at any point in time, making back pain a primary focus
of medical care and of sufferers’ attention and inattention to the day-to-day
events of life. (1) Back pain is costly and daily-life-limiting for many.
SPINAL STENOSIS AND WALKING
Walking is a such a day-to-day necessity. One
recent study stated that back and neck pain were
positively and significantly associated with workplace absenteeism mostly caused
by difficulty standing, sitting, and walking. (2) Walking is a key
daily function! Back pain sufferers headed to surgery will do well to improve
their walking capacity before surgery. The greater the walking capacity
pre-surgery. The better the walking capacity after
surgery. Lumbar spinal stenosis as an underlying issue for back
pain reduces walking and quality of life for its sufferers.
Lumbar spinal stenosis is the main signal for spinal
surgery in older adults, 40% of whom, even post-back surgery, still
stated walking disability. (3) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka encourages
walking for everyone!
WALK IN A PARK!
Exercise like walking is a simple, easy
way to ease Sitka back pain. Walking in a park may be attractive.
Well-designed parks are described to improve
public health. An interview study of peoples’ opinions of what creates
an inviting park described that trees, gardens,
open spaces, and water features were highly cherished.
Walking/bike trails, basketball hoops, sports/climbing walls were reported as physical activity encouraging. Seating, tables, and picnic
areas were reported necessary for social
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with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka today. Time for a walk?! Hope so!