Johnson Chiropractic invites Richmond back pain sufferers
and neck pain sufferers to walk. Walking is easy and valuable in managing pain. Walks do not have be crazy
long! A walk in the park or around the block does wonders!
BACK PAIN’S DAILY IMPACT
$200 billion dollars a year go to
back pain management. Back pain is a top and common
cause of medical care visits to primary care and emergency settings.
Back pain is the most common reason for worker compensation,
missed work hours, and lost productivity. 90% of back pain is
mechanical. 12 to 33% of people are reported to have had
back pain at any point in time, making back pain a main focus
of medical care and of sufferers’ attention and inattention to the daily
events of life. (1) Back pain is costly and daily-life-limiting for many.
SPINAL STENOSIS AND WALKING
Walking is a such a day-to-day necessity. One
recent study described that back and neck pain were
positively and significantly associated with workplace absenteeism mostly caused
by difficulty standing, sitting, and walking. (2) Walking is a key
daily function! Back pain sufferers headed to surgery will do well to boost
their walking capacity before surgery. The greater the walking capacity
pre-surgery. The greater the walking capacity afterwards. Lumbar spinal stenosis as an underlying issue for back
pain reduces walking and quality of life for its sufferers.
Lumbar spinal stenosis is the main indication for spinal
surgery in older adults, 40% of whom, even post-back surgery, still
stated walking disability. (3) Johnson Chiropractic urges
walking for everyone!
WALK IN A PARK!
Exercise like walking is a simple, easy
way to ease Richmond back pain. Walking in a park may be enticing.
Well-designed parks are described to enhance
public health. An interview study of peoples’ opinions about what creates
an inviting park described that trees, gardens,
open spaces, and water features were highly valued.
Walking/bike trails, basketball hoops, sports/climbing walls were reported as physical activity encouraging. Seating, tables, and picnic
areas were reported essential for social
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Gary Stefanick on The Back Doctors Podcast with
Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses how he guided a
post-back-surgery patient in regaining his quality of life with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment
with Johnson Chiropractic today. Ready for a walk?! Hope so!
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