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 FOR Eugene 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.
CHIROPRACTIC ENHANCES WALKING
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!
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
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’
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!
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