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Colorado Springs Encourages Walking for Back Pain Relief

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR invites Colorado Springs back pain sufferers and neck pain sufferers to walk. Walking is simple and effective in the management of pain. Walks do not have be crazy long! A walk in the park or around the block effects positive change!


$200 billion dollars annually go to back pain management. Back pain is a leading and widespread cause of medical care visits to primary care and emergency settings. Back pain is a top cause 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 primary focus of medical care and of sufferers’ attention and inattention to the daily events of life. (1) Back pain is costly and quality of life altering for many.


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 pre-surgery. The greater the walking capacity after surgery. Lumbar spinal stenosis as an underlying issue for back pain reduces 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 described walking disability. (3) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR encourages walking for everyone!


Exercise like walking is a simple, easy way to ease Colorado Springs back pain. Walking in a park may be enticing. Well-designed parks are said to improve public health. An interview study of peoples’ opinions about what makes parks inviting reported that trees, gardens, open spaces, and water features were highly cherished. Walking/bike trails, basketball hoops, sports/climbing walls were described as physical activity boosters. 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 describes how he guided a post-back-surgery patient in regaining his quality of life with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.  

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The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR urges Colorado Springs back pain sufferers to walk to ease back pain and related pain. 
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