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 commendable aim
for back pain sufferers seeking West Des Moines back pain relief. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
encourages walking along with chiropractic spinal manipulation for
prime walking ability and back pain relief.
EXERCISE FOR West Des Moines BACK PAIN RELIEF
Exercise is usually recommended
to back pain patients. Muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise are well documented
as being effective for low back pain relief.
But what about walking? Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
urges West Des Moines back pain patients to not add
the word “just” before “walking”! Walking alone is an
incredibly healing activity. Walking is central
to everyday life. Walking is something so many of us
underappreciate until we can’t
walk or something like back pain prevents us from walking like we once
did. 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 times a week is ideal. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa suggests
that our West Des Moines chiropractic patients walk.
CHIROPRACTIC ENHANCES WALKING
Seeing a licensed chiropractor increases
walking distance. A new research report discovered
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, decreased pain and increased
walking distance for lumbar spinal stenosis sufferers. (2) That
is significant! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa uses gentle Cox®
Technic spinal manipulation and encourages walking 3 times a week for 30 minutes each time. Having the ability to walk any distance for a half hour is valuable!
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
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! He walks again after Dr. Davis’
Schedule your West Des Moines chiropractic appointment
today. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa wants our West Des Moines 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!
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