Southern New Hampshire Encourages Walking for Back Pain Relief

April 26, 2022

New Hampshire Spine and Sport invites Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferers and neck pain sufferers to walk. Walking is easy and effective in the management of pain. Walks do not have be marathons! A walk in the park or around the neighborhood works wonders!


$200 billion dollars annually 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 cause for worker compensation, missed work hours, and lost productivity. 90% of back pain is mechanical. 12 to 33% of people are stated to have had 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 events of life. (1) Back pain is costly 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 critical daily function! Back pain sufferers headed to surgery will do well to boost their walking capacity before surgery. The greater the walking capacity before 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) New Hampshire Spine and Sport encourages walking for everyone!


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

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Gary Stefanick on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses how he guided a post-back-surgery patient in regaining his quality of life with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.  

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New Hampshire Spine and Sport urges Southern New Hampshire back pain sufferers to walk to ease back pain and related pain.