Walk. Walk. Walk. Running may have been a ‘go to’ exercise a few years ago. Speed may have been a goal once. Distance may have been the aim. Today, walking 90
minutes a week is a commendable target
for back pain sufferers seeking Vancouver back pain relief. Vancouver Spine Care Centre
suggests walking along with chiropractic spinal manipulation for
prime walking ability and back pain relief.
EXERCISE FOR Vancouver BACK PAIN RELIEF
Exercise is normally 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? Vancouver Spine Care Centre
encourages Vancouver back pain patients to not tag on
the word “just” before “walking”! Walking alone is an
incredibly healing activity. Walking is central
to everyday life. Walking is something so many of us
underappreciate until we can’t
walk or something like back pain stops us from walking like we used to. A recent research report verifies
this: Walking more than an hour and a half per
week was associated with a lesser 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 best. (1) Vancouver Spine Care Centre suggests
that our Vancouver chiropractic patients walk.
CHIROPRACTIC ENHANCES WALKING
Seeing a licensed chiropractor increases
walking distance. A recent report found
that a comprehensive non-surgical
training which involved an exercise program directed
by a chiropractor enhanced back and lower extremity fitness and
lumbar spine flexibility, decreased pain and increased
walking distance for lumbar spinal stenosis patients. (2) That’s significant! Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 important!
CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre
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! Dr. Davis’ treatment plan helped him get back to walking.
Schedule your Vancouver chiropractic appointment
today. Vancouver Spine Care Centre wants our Vancouver 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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