Pensacola Back Pain Benefits from Walking and Chiropractic Care

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 an excellent aim for back pain sufferers seeking Pensacola back pain relief. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center suggests walking along with chiropractic spinal manipulation for peak walking ability and back pain relief.


Exercise is frequently recommended to back pain patients. Muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise are well documented as being effective for relief of low back pain. But what about walking? Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center encourages Pensacola back pain patients to not add the word “just” ahead of “walking”! Walking itself is an amazingly healing activity. Walking is fundamental to everyday life. Walking is something so many of us underappreciate until we can not walk or something like back pain prevents us from walking like we used to. A recent study supports this: Walking more than an hour and a half each week was related to a lesser risk of self-reported low back pain in adults over 50 years of age. 90 minutes is not bad; regular walking for 30 minutes a day three days a week is best. (1) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center suggests that our Pensacola chiropractic patients walk.


Seeing a licensed chiropractor increases walking distance. A new research report found that an all-inclusive non-operative training which included an exercise program guided by a chiropractor improved back and lower extremity fitness and lumbar spine flexibility, decreased pain and increased walking distance for lumbar spinal stenosis sufferers. (2) That is significant! Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center uses gentle Cox® Technic spinal manipulation and encourages walking 30 minutes three times a week. Being able 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! Dr. Davis’ treatment plan helped him get back to walking.  

Schedule your Pensacola chiropractic appointment now. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center wants our Pensacola 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!

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center encourages walking for back pain relief in combination with chiropractic treatment to maximize distance walked. 
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