Easley Encourages Walking for Back Pain Relief

April 26, 2022

Young Chiropractic invites Easley back pain sufferers and neck pain sufferers to walk. Walking is simple and valuable in managing pain. Walks do not have be crazy long! A walk in the park or around the neighborhood works well!


$200 billion dollars a year fund back pain management. Back pain is a leading and common reason of medical care visits to primary care and emergency settings. Back pain is a top reason for worker compensation, lost work hours, and lost productivity. 90% of back pain is mechanical. 12 to 33% of people are reported to experience back pain at any point in time, making back pain a primary focus of medical care and of sufferers’ attention and inattention to the daily workings of life. (1) Back pain is expensive and quality of life altering for many.


Walking is a such a day-to-day requirement. One newer study described that back and neck pain were positively and significantly associated with workplace absenteeism mostly caused by difficulty standing, sitting, and walking. (2) Walking is a key daily function! Back pain sufferers headed to surgery will do well to boost their walking capacity before surgery. The greater the walking capacity pre-surgery. The greater the walking capacity afterwards. Lumbar spinal stenosis as a core issue for back pain decreases walking and quality of life for its sufferers. Lumbar spinal stenosis is the main signal for spinal surgery in older adults, 40% of whom, even post-back surgery, still reported walking disability. (3) Young Chiropractic encourages walking for everyone!


Exercise like walking is a simple, straight-forward way to lessen Easley back pain. Walking in a park may be attractive. Well-designed parks are described to enhance public health. An interview study of peoples’ opinions about what creates an inviting park reported that trees, gardens, open spaces, and water features were highly cherished. Walking/bike trails, basketball hoops, sports/climbing walls were stated as physical activity encouraging. Seating, tables, and picnic areas were reported essential for social interaction. (4)

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Young Chiropractic urges Easley back pain sufferers to walk to lessen back pain and related pain.