Plymouth Back Pain Benefits from Walking and Chiropractic Care

Walk. Walk. Walk. Running may have been a ‘go to’ exercise when you were younger. Speed may have been a goal at one time. Distance may have been the target. Today, walking 90 minutes a week is an excellent aim for back pain sufferers seeking Plymouth back pain relief. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology suggests walking along with chiropractic spinal manipulation for optimal 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 low back pain relief. But what about walking? Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology encourages Plymouth back pain patients to not add the word “just” before “walking”! Walking alone is an incredibly healing activity. Walking is fundamental to everyday life. Walking is something many of us take for granted until we can’t walk or something like back pain stops us from walking like we once did. A new research report supports this: Walking more than an hour and a half a week was associated with a lower risk of self-reported low back pain in adults who are 50 years old and over. 90 minutes is not much; regular walking for 30 minutes daily three days a week is ideal. (1) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology suggests that our Plymouth chiropractic patients walk.


Visiting a licensed chiropractor improves walking distance. A recent article discovered that an all-inclusive non-surgical training which included an exercise program directed by a chiropractor improved back and lower extremity fitness and lumbar spine flexibility, eased pain and increased walking distance for lumbar spinal stenosis patients. (2) That’s important! Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology 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 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 Plymouth chiropractic appointment today. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology wants our Plymouth 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!

Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology encourages walking for back pain relief in combination with chiropractic treatment to maximize distance walked. 
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