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 FOR Baton Rouge 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.
CHIROPRACTIC ENHANCES WALKING
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!
CONTACT Spine & Sports Rehab Center
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’
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!
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