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Toronto Back Pain Benefits from Walking and Chiropractic Care

Walk. Walk. Walk. Running may have been a ‘go to’ exercise a few years ago. Speed may have been a goal at one time. Distance may have been the target. Today, walking 90 minutes a week is a worthy target for back pain sufferers seeking Toronto back pain relief. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre encourages walking along with chiropractic spinal manipulation for optimal walking ability and back pain relief.


Exercise is usually recommended to back pain patients. Muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise are well documented as being effective for relief of low back pain. But what about walking? Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre urges Toronto back pain patients to not add the word “just” before “walking”! Walking alone is an incredibly healing activity. Walking is essential to everyday life. Walking is one thing so many of us underappreciate until we can not walk or something like back pain stops us from walking like we once did. A recent research report supports this: Walking more than 90 minutes per week was related to 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 daily three days a week is ideal. (1) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre suggests that our Toronto 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 directed by a chiropractor enhanced back and lower extremity fitness and lumbar spine flexibility, decreased pain and improved walking distance for lumbar spinal stenosis sufferers. (2) That is important! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre uses gentle Cox® Technic spinal manipulation and encourages walking 3 times a week for 30 minutes each time. Having the ability 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 Toronto chiropractic appointment now. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre wants our Toronto 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!

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre encourages walking for back pain relief in combination with chiropractic treatment to maximize distance walked. 
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