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Carrolltown 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 Carrolltown back pain relief. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation encourages walking along with chiropractic spinal manipulation for prime walking ability and back pain relief.


Exercise is normally recommended to back pain patients. Muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise are well documented to be effective for relief of low back pain. But walking alone is not talked about as much? Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation urges Carrolltown back pain patients to not tag on the word “just” before “walking”! Walking itself is a remarkably healing activity. Walking is fundamental to everyday life. Walking is one thing so many of us underappreciate until we can not walk or something like back pain prevents us from walking like we once did. A new research report supports this: Walking more than an hour and a half a week was related to a lower risk of self-reported low back pain in adults over 50 years of age. 90 minutes is not bad; regular walking for 30 minutes a day three days a week is best. (1) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation suggests that our Carrolltown chiropractic patients walk.


Seeing a licensed chiropractor improves walking distance. A recent report discovered that an all-inclusive non-surgical training which involved an exercise program directed by a chiropractor enhanced back and lower extremity fitness and lumbar spine flexibility, eased pain and improved walking distance for lumbar spinal stenosis patients. (2) That’s significant! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation uses gentle Cox® Technic spinal manipulation and encourages 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 could hardly walk inside the house let alone outside. He missed walking! He walks again after Dr. Davis’ treatment.  

Schedule your Carrolltown chiropractic appointment now. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation wants our Carrolltown 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!

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation encourages walking for back pain relief along with chiropractic treatment to maximize distance walked. 
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