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Ashburn 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 aim. Today, walking 90 minutes a week is a worthy aim for back pain sufferers seeking Ashburn back pain relief. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn suggests walking along with chiropractic spinal manipulation for peak 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 low back pain relief. But walking alone is not talked about as much? Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn urges Ashburn back pain patients to not tag on the word “just” ahead of “walking”! Walking itself is an amazingly healing activity. Walking is central to everyday life. Walking is something many of us take for granted until we can’t walk or something like back pain prevents us from walking like we used to. A new study supports this: Walking more than ninety minutes each 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 daily three times a week is ideal. (1) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn suggests that our Ashburn chiropractic patients walk.


Visiting a licensed chiropractor increases walking distance. A recent article discovered that an all-inclusive non-surgical training which involved an exercise program guided by a chiropractor improved back and lower extremity fitness and lumbar spine flexibility, decreased pain and improved walking distance for lumbar spinal stenosis patients. (2) That’s important! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn uses gentle Cox® Technic spinal manipulation and encourages walking 30 minutes three times a week. Having the ability to walk any distance for 30 minutes 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 Ashburn chiropractic appointment now. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn wants our Ashburn 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!

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn encourages walking for back pain relief along with chiropractic treatment to maximize distance walked. 
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