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 FOR Baton Rouge 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 90 minutes 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.
CHIROPRACTIC ENHANCES WALKING
Seeing a licensed chiropractor increases
walking distance. A new research report found
that a comprehensive 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 a half hour is essential!
CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
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’
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!
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