West Des Moines 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 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 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.


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!

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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! He walks again after Dr. Davis’ treatment.  

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!

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