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McHenry Back Pain Relief Helped by Walking 90 Minutes Weekly

Just walk! It’s easy. It’s economical. It’s useful. Walking is an amazing means to get healthy and remain healthy. Walking is an amazing way to find relief from chronic pain and back pain. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic's McHenry chiropractic back pain specialist often advises walking as one of the first things to try to McHenry back pain patients. Here is why…


It may seem strange when OrthoIllinois Chiropractic inquires about your sitting habits when you come in for McHenry back pain treatment and relief, but it is not! It’s well known and now even supported by research that sitting for lengthier periods of time is a risk factor for low back pain. The new research goes even further to point out that longer sitting and low physical activity boosts low back pain risk even more. (1) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic’s curiosity about your sitting habits is logical! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic’s recommendation to walk is, too.


McHenry walking is advantageous for McHenry back pain relief along with the back pain relieving McHenry chiropractic care at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic! Walking is beneficial for chronic musculoskeletal pain sufferers like those with low back pain, fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. Walking is a helpful form of exercise for chronic pain relief and is associated with significant improvements in pain and function. (2) Exercise and physical activities like muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise have lots of support for effectively dealing with low back pain. Weekly walking is growing more and more approval to be included on this list of effective exercises. For over-50 year olds, weekly walking of 90 minutes a week lowers the risk of low back pain. Lengthier walking sessions are seemingly preferred. Routine walking with longer duration for more than 3 days a week is significantly associated with reduced low back pain risk. (3) Excitingly, a walking program is research-documented to offer the lowest costs and the highest level of adherence by back pain patients. (4) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows that our McHenry chiropractic patients will like that balance!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Amanda Harris on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how well Cox® Technic helped a spinal stenosis back pain patient get back to walking and begin again to enjoy.

Schedule a McHenry chiropractic appointment now. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic understands that McHenry back pain sufferers desire pain relief. The recommendation of “just walk” may be the right one for you! Walking is simple, cheap, and on your own schedule!

McHenry walking 3 days a week helps manage back pain, a great addition to McHenry chiropractic care at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic! 
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