Lynchburg 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 a commendable target for back pain sufferers seeking Lynchburg back pain relief. Palmer Chiropractic Center 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 low back pain relief. But what about walking? Palmer Chiropractic Center encourages Lynchburg back pain patients to not add the word “just” before “walking”! Walking itself is a remarkably healing activity. Walking is essential to everyday life. Walking is one thing many of us take for granted until we can not walk or something like back pain prevents us from walking like we used to. A recent study corroborates this: Walking more than an hour and a half a 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 daily three times a week is best. (1) Palmer Chiropractic Center suggests that our Lynchburg chiropractic patients walk.


Seeing a licensed chiropractor improves walking distance. A recent report found that a comprehensive non-surgical training which included an exercise program directed by a chiropractor enhanced back and lower extremity fitness and lumbar spine flexibility, decreased pain and improved walking distance for lumbar spinal stenosis sufferers. (2) That’s significant! Palmer Chiropractic Center uses gentle Cox® Technic spinal manipulation and promotes walking 30 minutes three times a week. Being able to walk any distance for thirty 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! Dr. Davis’ treatment plan helped him get back to walking.  

Schedule your Lynchburg chiropractic appointment today. Palmer Chiropractic Center wants our Lynchburg 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!

Palmer Chiropractic Center encourages walking for back pain relief in combination with chiropractic treatment to maximize distance walked. 
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