Moriarty Chiropractic invites Nashua back pain sufferers and neck pain sufferers to walk. Walking is simple and effective in the management of pain. Walks do not have be marathons! A walk in the park or around the block does wonders!
BACK PAIN’S DAILY IMPACT
$200 billion dollars a year go to back pain management. Back pain is a top and common reason of medical care visits to primary care and emergency settings. Back pain is a top reason for worker compensation, lost 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 main emphasis of medical care and of sufferers’ attention and inattention to the daily events of life. (1) Back pain is expensive and quality of life altering for many.
SPINAL STENOSIS AND WALKING
Walking is a such a day-to-day necessity. One recent 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 better the walking capacity before surgery. The greater the walking capacity afterwards. Lumbar spinal stenosis as an underlying 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 stated walking disability. (3) Moriarty Chiropractic encourages walking for everyone!
WALK IN A PARK!
Exercise like walking is a simple, straight-forward way to lessen Nashua back pain. Walking in a park may be enticing. Well-designed parks are reported to improve public health. An interview study of peoples’ opinions of what makes parks inviting described that trees, gardens, open spaces, and water features were highly appreciated. Walking/bike trails, basketball hoops, sports/climbing walls were stated as physical activity encouraging. Seating, tables, and picnic areas were noted as 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.
Schedule your Nashua chiropractic appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic today. Time for a walk?! Hope so!