Manchester 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 target. Today, walking 90 minutes a week is a worthy target for back pain sufferers seeking Manchester back pain relief. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries suggests walking along with chiropractic spinal manipulation for peak walking ability and back pain relief.


Exercise is commonly 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? Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries urges Manchester back pain patients to not tag on the word “just” ahead of “walking”! Walking alone is a remarkably healing activity. Walking is fundamental to everyday life. Walking is something many of us take for granted until we can not walk or something like back pain stops us from walking like we once did. A recent study supports this: Walking more than 90 minutes each week was associated with 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 best. (1) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries suggests that our Manchester chiropractic patients walk.


Visiting a licensed chiropractor increases walking distance. A new research report found that a comprehensive non-operative training which included an exercise program guided by a chiropractor enhanced back and lower extremity fitness and lumbar spine flexibility, decreased pain and increased walking distance for lumbar spinal stenosis patients. (2) That is significant! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries uses gentle Cox® Technic spinal manipulation and encourages walking 30 minutes three times a week. Having the ability to walk any distance for 30 minutes 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! He’s walking again after Dr. Davis’ treatment.  

Schedule your Manchester chiropractic appointment today. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries wants our Manchester 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!

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries encourages walking for back pain relief in combination with chiropractic treatment to maximize distance walked. 
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