Richmond Back Pain Benefits from Walking and Chiropractic Care

June 04, 2019

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 target. Today, walking 90 minutes a week is a commendable target for back pain sufferers seeking Richmond back pain relief. Johnson Chiropractic suggests walking along with chiropractic spinal manipulation for optimal walking ability and back pain relief.


Exercise is frequently recommended to back pain patients. Muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise are well documented to be effective for low back pain relief. But walking alone is not talked about as much? Johnson Chiropractic encourages Richmond back pain patients to not tag on the word “just” ahead of “walking”! Walking itself is a remarkably healing activity. Walking is fundamental to everyday life. Walking is something 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 recent study 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 ideal. (1) Johnson Chiropractic suggests that our Richmond chiropractic patients walk.


Seeing a licensed chiropractor increases walking distance. A recent report discovered that an all-inclusive non-surgical training which included an exercise program guided by a chiropractor improved back and lower extremity fitness and lumbar spine flexibility, decreased pain and improved walking distance for lumbar spinal stenosis patients. (2) That is significant! Johnson Chiropractic uses gentle Cox® Technic spinal manipulation and encourages walking 30 minutes three times a week. Having the ability to walk any distance for a half hour is essential!

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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 walks again after Dr. Davis’ treatment.  

Schedule your Richmond chiropractic appointment now. Johnson Chiropractic wants our Richmond 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!

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