Baton Rouge 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 an excellent target for back pain sufferers seeking Baton Rouge back pain relief. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation encourages 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 relief of low back pain. But what about walking? Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation urges Baton Rouge back pain patients to not tag on the word “just” before “walking”! Walking itself is a remarkably healing activity. Walking is essential to everyday life. Walking is something so many of us undervalue until we can’t walk or something like back pain prevents us from walking like we once did. A recent research report corroborates this: Walking more than an hour and a half a 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 much; regular walking for 30 minutes daily three days a week is ideal. (1) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation suggests that our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients walk.


Seeing a licensed chiropractor increases walking distance. A new research article found that an all-inclusive non-surgical training which included an exercise program directed by a chiropractor enhanced back and lower extremity fitness and lumbar spine flexibility, eased pain and improved walking distance for lumbar spinal stenosis patients. (2) That is significant! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation uses gentle Cox® Technic spinal manipulation and promotes walking 3 times a week for 30 minutes each time. Being able to walk any distance for thirty minutes is essential!

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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! He walks again after Dr. Davis’ treatment.  

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment now. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation wants our Baton Rouge back pain patients to walk and know that walking is good. Running and speed aren’t necessary for back health, but walking is essential for back health and for quality of life!

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation encourages walking for back pain relief along with chiropractic treatment to maximize distance walked. 
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