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Richmond 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 at one time. Distance may have been the aim. Today, walking 90 minutes a week is an excellent aim for back pain sufferers seeking Richmond back pain relief. Johnson Chiropractic encourages walking along with chiropractic spinal manipulation for peak walking ability and back pain relief.

EXERCISE FOR Richmond BACK PAIN RELIEF

Exercise is commonly recommended to back pain patients. Muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise are well documented as being effective for low back pain relief. But walking alone is not talked about as much? Johnson Chiropractic encourages Richmond back pain patients to not add the word “just” before “walking”! Walking itself is a remarkably healing activity. Walking is essential to everyday life. Walking is something many of us undervalue until we can’t walk or something like back pain stops us from walking like we once did. A recent research report verifies this: Walking more than an hour and a half a week was related to a lower risk of self-reported low back pain in adults over 50 years of age. 90 minutes is not much; regular walking for 30 minutes a day three times a week is optimal. (1) Johnson Chiropractic suggests that our Richmond chiropractic patients walk.

CHIROPRACTIC ENHANCES WALKING

Seeing a licensed chiropractor increases walking distance. A new research article discovered that a comprehensive non-operative training which involved an exercise program directed by a chiropractor enhanced back and lower extremity fitness and lumbar spine flexibility, decreased pain and improved walking distance for lumbar spinal stenosis sufferers. (2) That is significant! Johnson Chiropractic uses gentle Cox® Technic spinal manipulation and promotes walking 30 minutes three times a week. Having the ability to walk any distance for a half hour is important!

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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! Dr. Davis’ treatment plan helped him return to walking.  

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment today. Johnson Chiropractic wants our Richmond back pain patients to walk and know that walking is good. Running and speed aren’t necessary for back health, but walking is essential for back health and for quality of life!

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