Baton Rouge Back Pain Benefits from Walking and Chiropractic Care

Walk. Walk. Walk. Running may have been a ‘go to’ exercise a few years ago. Speed may have been a goal at one time. Distance may have been the target. Today, walking 90 minutes a week is a commendable target for back pain sufferers seeking Baton Rouge back pain relief. Spine & Sports Rehab Center encourages walking along with chiropractic spinal manipulation for peak walking ability and back pain relief.


Exercise is frequently recommended to back pain patients. Muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise are well documented to be effective for low back pain relief. But walking alone is not talked about as much? Spine & Sports Rehab Center urges Baton Rouge back pain patients to not tag on the word “just” ahead of “walking”! Walking itself is an incredibly healing activity. Walking is central to everyday life. Walking is one thing many of us take for granted until we can’t walk or something like back pain prevents us from walking like we used to. A recent study supports this: Walking more than an hour and a half each week was associated with a lower risk of self-reported low back pain in adults over 50 years of age. 90 minutes is not bad; regular walking for 30 minutes daily three days a week is best. (1) Spine & Sports Rehab Center suggests that our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients walk.


Visiting a licensed chiropractor improves walking distance. A recent 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, decreased pain and increased walking distance for lumbar spinal stenosis patients. (2) That’s significant! Spine & Sports Rehab 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 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 struggled with walking inside the house let alone outside. He missed walking! He walks again after Dr. Davis’ treatment.  

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment now. Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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 necessary for back health and for quality of life!

Spine & Sports Rehab Center encourages walking for back pain relief along with chiropractic treatment to maximize distance walked. 
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