Sandy Springs Back Pain Benefits from Walking and Chiropractic Care

Walk. Walk. Walk. Running may have been a ‘go to’ exercise when you were younger. Speed may have been a goal at one time. Distance may have been the aim. Today, walking 90 minutes a week is a worthy aim for back pain sufferers seeking Sandy Springs back pain relief. Cross Chiropractic Center suggests walking along with chiropractic spinal manipulation for optimal walking ability and back pain relief.


Exercise is usually 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? Cross Chiropractic Center encourages Sandy Springs back pain patients to not tag on the word “just” ahead of “walking”! Walking itself is a remarkably healing activity. Walking is central to everyday life. Walking is something many of us underappreciate until we can’t walk or something like back pain stops us from walking like we used to. A recent research report supports this: Walking more than an hour and a half each week was related to a lesser risk of self-reported low back pain in adults who are 50 years old and over. 90 minutes is not bad; regular walking for 30 minutes a day three days a week is ideal. (1) Cross Chiropractic Center suggests that our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients walk.


Visiting a licensed chiropractor improves walking distance. A recent article discovered that a comprehensive non-operative training which included 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 patients. (2) That is important! Cross Chiropractic Center uses gentle Cox® Technic spinal manipulation and encourages walking 3 times a week for 30 minutes each time. 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 could hardly walk inside the house let alone outside. He missed walking! Dr. Davis’ treatment plan helped him get back to walking.  

Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment today. Cross Chiropractic Center wants our Sandy Springs 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!

Cross Chiropractic Center encourages walking for back pain relief in combination with chiropractic treatment to maximize distance walked. 
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