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Vancouver 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 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 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 alone 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 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 optimal. (1) Vancouver Disc Centers suggests that our Vancouver chiropractic patients walk.


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!

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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 could hardly walk inside the house let alone outside. He missed walking! He’s walking again after Dr. Davis’ treatment.  

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!

Vancouver Disc Centers encourages walking for back pain relief in combination with chiropractic treatment to maximize distance walked. 
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