Spine & Sports Rehab Center invites Baton Rouge back pain sufferers
and neck pain sufferers to walk. Walking is simple and effective in the management of pain. Walks do not have be marathons! A walk in the park or around the block does wonders!
BACK PAIN’S DAILY IMPACT
$200 billion dollars annually fund
back pain management. Back pain is a top and widespread
cause of medical care visits to primary care and emergency settings.
Back pain is the most common cause for worker compensation,
missed work hours, and lost productivity. 90% of back pain is
mechanical. 12 to 33% of people are reported to experience
back pain at any point in time, making back pain a main emphasis
of medical care and of sufferers’ attention and inattention to the daily
workings of life. (1) Back pain is expensive and quality
of life altering for many.
SPINAL STENOSIS AND WALKING
Walking is a such a day-to-day requirement. One
newer study stated that back and neck pain were
positively and significantly associated with workplace absenteeism mostly triggered
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 greater the walking capacity after
surgery. 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 sign for spinal
surgery in older adults, 40% of whom, even after back surgery, still
reported walking disability. (3) Spine & Sports Rehab Center encourages
walking for everyone!
WALK IN A PARK!
Exercise like walking is a simple, straight-forward
way to ease Baton Rouge back pain. Walking in a park may be attractive.
Well-designed parks are described to enhance
public health. An interview study of peoples’ opinions of what makes parks inviting reported 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 noted as essential for social
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post-back-surgery patient in regaining his quality of life with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment
with Spine & Sports Rehab Center today. Time for a walk?! Hope so!
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