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Watertown 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 an excellent target for back pain sufferers seeking Watertown back pain relief. Watertown Wellness Center suggests 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 to be effective for low back pain relief. But walking alone is not talked about as much? Watertown Wellness Center urges Watertown 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 one thing so many of us underappreciate until we can not walk or something like back pain stops us from walking like we once did. A new research report corroborates this: Walking more than ninety minutes each week was related to a lower risk of self-reported low back pain in adults who are 50 years old and over. 90 minutes is not bad; regular walking for 30 minutes daily three times a week is best. (1) Watertown Wellness Center suggests that our Watertown chiropractic patients walk.


Visiting a licensed chiropractor increases walking distance. A recent report found that a comprehensive non-surgical training which involved 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 patients. (2) That’s significant! Watertown Wellness Center uses gentle Cox® Technic spinal manipulation and promotes walking 30 minutes three times a week. Being able to walk any distance for a half hour is important!

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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 return to walking.  

Schedule your Watertown chiropractic appointment today. Watertown Wellness Center wants our Watertown back pain patients to walk and know that walking is good. Running and speed aren’t necessary for back health, but walking is necessary for back health and for quality of life!

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