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McHenry Back Pain Benefits from Walking and Chiropractic Care

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 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.


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!

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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! 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!

OrthoIllinois Chiropractic encourages walking for back pain relief in combination with chiropractic treatment to maximize distance walked. 
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