Walk. Walk. Walk. Running may have been a ‘go to’ exercise a few years ago. 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 one thing many of us
undervalue until we can’t
walk or something like back pain stops us from walking like we once
did. A recent study verifies
this: Walking more than 90 minutes 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 days 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 found
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!
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
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!
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