Ottawa 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 aim. Today, walking 90 minutes a week is a commendable target for back pain sufferers seeking Ottawa back pain relief. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider suggests walking along with chiropractic spinal manipulation for prime 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 relief of low back pain. But walking alone is not talked about as much? The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider encourages Ottawa back pain patients to not add the word “just” ahead of “walking”! Walking itself is a remarkably healing activity. Walking is basic to everyday life. Walking is one thing many of us underappreciate until we can’t walk or something like back pain prevents us from walking like we once did. A new study corroborates this: Walking more than ninety minutes each week was associated with a lesser 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 days a week is optimal. (1) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider suggests that our Ottawa chiropractic patients walk.


Seeing a licensed chiropractor improves walking distance. A recent report found that a comprehensive non-surgical training which involved an exercise program directed by a chiropractor improved back and lower extremity fitness and lumbar spine flexibility, eased pain and increased walking distance for lumbar spinal stenosis sufferers. (2) That is significant! The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider uses gentle Cox® Technic spinal manipulation and encourages walking 3 times a week for 30 minutes each time. Being able to walk any distance for a half hour is important!

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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! He walks again after Dr. Davis’ treatment.  

Schedule your Ottawa chiropractic appointment today. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider wants our Ottawa back pain patients to walk and know that walking is good. Running and speed are not necessary for back health, but walking is essential for back health and for quality of life!

The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider encourages walking for back pain relief along with chiropractic treatment to maximize distance walked. 
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