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 FOR Sandy Springs 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.
CHIROPRACTIC ENHANCES WALKING
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!
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center
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!
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