Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office invites Groton back pain sufferers
and neck pain sufferers to walk. Walking is easy and valuable in managing pain. Walks don’t have be marathons! A walk in the park or around the neighborhood works
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 cause for worker compensation,
missed work hours, and lost productivity. 90% of back pain is
mechanical. 12 to 33% of people are reported to have had
back pain at any point in time, making back pain a main focus
of medical care and of sufferers’ attention and inattention to the day-to-day
events of life. (1) Back pain is costly and quality
of life altering for many.
SPINAL STENOSIS AND WALKING
Walking is a such a day-to-day necessity. One
newer 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 key
daily function! Back pain sufferers headed to surgery will do well to boost
their walking capacity before surgery. The greater the walking capacity
pre-surgery. The greater the walking capacity afterwards. Lumbar spinal stenosis as a core 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 after back surgery, still
stated walking disability. (3) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office urges
walking for everyone!
WALK IN A PARK!
Exercise like walking is a simple, straight-forward
way to allay Groton back pain. Walking in a park may be attractive.
Well-designed parks are described to enhance
public health. An interview study of peoples’ opinions about what makes parks inviting reported that trees, gardens,
open spaces, and water features were highly valued.
Walking/bike trails, basketball hoops, sports/climbing walls were stated as physical activity encouraging. Seating, tables, and picnic
areas were reported necessary for social
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Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how he helped a patient after back
surgery regain some quality of life with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal
Schedule your Groton chiropractic appointment
with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office today. Ready for a walk?! Hope so!