Many chiropractors recommend their patients walk to help prevent and rehabilitate lower back pain, and to maintain good health. So why is walking good for you?
Walking for 30-40 minutes most days of the week can help you to maintain your day-to-day functional capabilities
Walking for 30-40 minutes most days of the week can help you to maintain your day-to-day functional capabilities. It is especially helpful for Sacro-iliac joint weight-bearing lesions and people suffering from this often report feeling better when they are moving about.
There are also aerobic benefits from walking that can encourage muscles to stay limber and encourages blood flow through the body. This can help people with chronic low back pain to live a better quality of life.
Other low impact ways of exercising for people with chronic low back pain could be to ride a stationary bike or use an elliptical machine.
Start as soon as possible for best results, after checking with your chiropractor. Your body will thank you!
Cheyne graduated from Sydney College of Chiropractic and Osteopathy in 1984. She also has postgraduate qualifications in paediatric chiropractic care. Before joining Clayfield Chiropractic Clinic in 1993, Cheyne enjoyed seven years in a Sydney based practice. Cheyne has 5 children and 3 grandchildren.