Eugene Back Pain Benefits from Walking and Chiropractic Care

Walk. Walk. Walk. Running may have been a ‘go to’ exercise when you were younger. Speed may have been a goal once. Distance may have been the target. Today, walking 90 minutes a week is an excellent target for back pain sufferers seeking Eugene back pain relief. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic suggests walking along with chiropractic spinal manipulation for optimal walking ability and back pain relief.


Exercise is commonly recommended to back pain patients. Muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise are well documented to be effective for relief of low back pain. But what about walking? Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic urges Eugene back pain patients to not tag on the word “just” before “walking”! Walking itself is a remarkably healing activity. Walking is essential to everyday life. Walking is one thing many of us take for granted until we can not walk or something like back pain prevents us from walking like we once did. A new research report corroborates this: Walking more than an hour and a half each week was associated with a lesser risk of self-reported low back pain in adults who are 50 years old and over. 90 minutes is not bad; regular walking for 30 minutes daily three times a week is best. (1) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic suggests that our Eugene chiropractic patients walk.


Seeing a licensed chiropractor improves walking distance. A recent article found that an all-inclusive non-surgical training which involved an exercise program guided by a chiropractor improved back and lower extremity fitness and lumbar spine flexibility, decreased pain and increased walking distance for lumbar spinal stenosis sufferers. (2) That’s significant! Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 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 a half hour is valuable!

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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’s walking again after Dr. Davis’ treatment.  

Schedule your Eugene chiropractic appointment today. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic wants our Eugene back pain patients to walk and know that walking is good. Running and speed are not necessary for back health, but walking is essential for back health and for quality of life!

Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic encourages walking for back pain relief in combination with chiropractic treatment to maximize distance walked. 
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