Walk. Walk. Walk. Running may have been a ‘go to’ exercise a few years ago. Speed may have been a goal once. Distance may have been the aim. Today, walking 90
minutes a week is a commendable target
for back pain sufferers seeking Vancouver back pain relief. Vancouver Disc Centers
suggests walking along with chiropractic spinal manipulation for
peak walking ability and back pain relief.
EXERCISE FOR Vancouver 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? Vancouver Disc Centers
urges Vancouver back pain patients to not add
the word “just” ahead of “walking”! Walking itself is an
incredibly healing activity. Walking is central
to everyday life. Walking is something many of us
underappreciate until we can’t
walk or something like back pain stops us from walking like we once
did. A recent research report supports
this: Walking more than 90 minutes 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 optimal. (1) Vancouver Disc Centers suggests
that our Vancouver chiropractic patients walk.
CHIROPRACTIC ENHANCES WALKING
Visiting a licensed chiropractor improves
walking distance. A recent report found
that an all-inclusive non-surgical
training which included an exercise program guided
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! Vancouver Disc Centers uses gentle Cox®
Technic spinal manipulation and encourages walking 30 minutes
three times a week. Being
able to walk any distance for a half hour is essential!
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
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! Dr. Davis’ treatment plan helped him get back to walking.
Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment
now. Vancouver Disc Centers wants our Vancouver 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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