Sandy Springs Encourages Walking for Back Pain Relief

Cross Chiropractic Center invites Sandy Springs back pain sufferers and neck pain sufferers to walk. Walking is easy and valuable in managing pain. Walks don’t have be crazy long! A walk in the park or around the neighborhood effects positive change!

BACK PAIN’S DAILY IMPACT

$200 billion dollars annually go to back pain management. Back pain is a top and widespread reason of medical care visits to primary care and emergency settings. Back pain is a top cause for worker compensation, lost work hours, and lost productivity. 90% of back pain is mechanical. 12 to 33% of people are reported to have had back pain at any point in time, making back pain a main focus of medical care and of sufferers’ attention and inattention to the daily workings of life. (1) Back pain is expensive and daily-life-limiting for many.

SPINAL STENOSIS AND WALKING

Walking is a such a day-to-day necessity. One newer 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 vital 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 afterwards. Lumbar spinal stenosis as an underlying issue for back pain decreases walking and quality of life for its sufferers. Lumbar spinal stenosis is the main indication for spinal surgery in older adults, 40% of whom, even after back surgery, still reported walking disability. (3) Cross Chiropractic Center encourages walking for everyone!

WALK IN A PARK!

Exercise like walking is a simple, straight-forward way to lessen Sandy Springs back pain. Walking in a park may be enticing. Well-designed parks are said to enhance public health. An interview study of peoples’ opinions about what creates an inviting park described that trees, gardens, open spaces, and water features were highly appreciated. Walking/bike trails, basketball hoops, sports/climbing walls were described as physical activity boosters. Seating, tables, and picnic areas were reported necessary for social interaction. (4)

CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Gary Stefanick on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how he guided a post-back-surgery patient in regaining his quality of life with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.  

Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment with Cross Chiropractic Center today. Ready for a walk?! Hope so!

Cross Chiropractic Center urges Sandy Springs back pain sufferers to walk to ease back pain and related pain. 
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