Southern New Hampshire Back Pain Benefits from Walking and Chiropractic Care

June 04, 2019

Walk. Walk. Walk. Running may have been a ‘go to’ exercise a few years ago. Speed may have been a goal once. Distance may have been the target. Today, walking 90 minutes a week is a worthy goal for back pain sufferers seeking Southern New Hampshire back pain relief. New Hampshire Spine and Sport suggests walking along with chiropractic spinal manipulation for prime walking ability and back pain relief.


Exercise is frequently recommended to back pain patients. Muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise are well documented to be effective for relief of low back pain. But what about walking? New Hampshire Spine and Sport urges Southern New Hampshire back pain patients to not add the word “just” ahead of “walking”! Walking alone is an amazingly healing activity. Walking is fundamental to everyday life. Walking is something so many of us take for granted until we can not walk or something like back pain stops us from walking like we once did. A recent study supports 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 who are 50 years old and over. 90 minutes is not much; regular walking for 30 minutes a day three times a week is best. (1) New Hampshire Spine and Sport suggests that our Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients walk.


Visiting a licensed chiropractor increases walking distance. A recent 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, eased pain and improved walking distance for lumbar spinal stenosis patients. (2) That is important! New Hampshire Spine and Sport 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 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 Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment today. New Hampshire Spine and Sport wants our Southern New Hampshire back pain patients to walk and know that walking is good. Running and speed aren’t necessary for back health, but walking is essential for back health and for quality of life!

New Hampshire Spine and Sport encourages walking for back pain relief along with chiropractic treatment to maximize distance walked.