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 worthy aim
for back pain sufferers seeking McHenry back pain relief. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
suggests walking along with chiropractic spinal manipulation for
prime walking ability and back pain relief.
EXERCISE FOR McHenry BACK PAIN RELIEF
Exercise is usually recommended
to back pain patients. Muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise are well documented
to be effective for relief of low back pain.
But walking alone is not talked about as much? OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
urges McHenry back pain patients to not tag on
the word “just” before “walking”! Walking alone is an
incredibly healing activity. Walking is fundamental
to everyday life. Walking is one thing many of us
underappreciate until we can not
walk or something like back pain prevents us from walking like we used to. A new research report verifies
this: Walking more than an hour and a half each
week was related to a lower risk of self-reported
low back pain in adults who are 50 years old and over.
90 minutes is not bad; regular walking for 30 minutes daily
three times a week is best. (1) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic suggests
that our McHenry chiropractic patients walk.
CHIROPRACTIC ENHANCES WALKING
Visiting a licensed chiropractor improves
walking distance. A recent report found
that an all-inclusive non-operative
training which included an exercise program directed
by a chiropractor enhanced back and lower extremity fitness and
lumbar spine flexibility, eased pain and increased
walking distance for lumbar spinal stenosis sufferers. (2) That
is important! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic uses gentle Cox®
Technic spinal manipulation and promotes walking 3 times a week for 30 minutes each time. Having the ability to walk any distance for a half hour is important!
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
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 McHenry chiropractic appointment
now. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic wants our McHenry back pain patients
to walk and know that walking is good. Running and speed aren’t
necessary for back health, but walking is necessary for back health
and for quality of life!
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