Easley Back Pain Benefits from Walking and Chiropractic Care

June 04, 2019

Walk. Walk. Walk. Running may have been a ‘go to’ exercise when you were younger. Speed may have been a goal once. Distance may have been the target. Today, walking 90 minutes a week is an excellent aim for back pain sufferers seeking Easley back pain relief. Young Chiropractic encourages 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 relief of low back pain. But what about walking? Young Chiropractic urges Easley back pain patients to not add the word “just” before “walking”! Walking alone is an amazingly healing activity. Walking is essential to everyday life. Walking is one thing so many of us undervalue until we can’t walk or something like back pain stops us from walking like we used to. A recent study verifies this: Walking more than 90 minutes per 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 a day three times a week is optimal. (1) Young Chiropractic suggests that our Easley chiropractic patients walk.


Visiting a licensed chiropractor increases walking distance. A new research article discovered that an all-inclusive 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 improved walking distance for lumbar spinal stenosis sufferers. (2) That is significant! Young Chiropractic uses gentle Cox® Technic spinal manipulation and promotes walking 3 times a week for 30 minutes each time. 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! He walks again after Dr. Davis’ treatment.  

Schedule your Easley chiropractic appointment today. Young Chiropractic wants our Easley 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!

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