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St. Francisville 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 at one time. Distance may have been the aim. Today, walking 90 minutes a week is a worthy aim for back pain sufferers seeking St. Francisville back pain relief. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville suggests walking along with chiropractic spinal manipulation for optimal 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? Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville urges St. Francisville back pain patients to not add the word “just” ahead of “walking”! Walking alone is an incredibly healing activity. Walking is fundamental to everyday life. Walking is one thing so many of us underappreciate until we can not walk or something like back pain stops us from walking like we used to. A recent study verifies 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 who are 50 years old and over. 90 minutes is not bad; regular walking for 30 minutes daily three days a week is best. (1) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville suggests that our St. Francisville chiropractic patients walk.


Visiting a licensed chiropractor increases walking distance. A recent report found that a comprehensive non-operative training which involved an exercise program guided by a chiropractor improved back and lower extremity fitness and lumbar spine flexibility, eased pain and improved walking distance for lumbar spinal stenosis patients. (2) That’s significant! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville 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 could hardly walk inside the house let alone outside. He missed walking! Dr. Davis’ treatment plan helped him return to walking.  

Schedule your St. Francisville chiropractic appointment now. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville wants our St. Francisville back pain patients to walk and know that walking is good. Running and speed are not necessary for back health, but walking is essential for back health and for quality of life!

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville encourages walking for back pain relief along with chiropractic treatment to maximize distance walked. 
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