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New Roads Encourages Walking for Back Pain Relief

New Roads Chiropractic Center invites New Roads back pain sufferers and neck pain sufferers to walk. Walking is easy and valuable in managing pain. Walks do not have be marathons! A walk in the park or around the neighborhood 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 the most common reason for worker compensation, missed work hours, and lost productivity. 90% of back pain is mechanical. 12 to 33% of people are reported to experience back pain at any point in time, making back pain a main emphasis 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.


Walking is a such a day-to-day necessity. One newer study stated 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 vital daily function! Back pain sufferers headed to surgery will do well to improve their walking capacity before surgery. The greater the walking capacity before surgery. The better 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 sign for spinal surgery in older adults, 40% of whom, even after back surgery, still stated walking disability. (3) New Roads Chiropractic Center urges walking for everyone!


Exercise like walking is a simple, straight-forward way to lessen New Roads 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 appreciated. 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 discusses how he helped a patient after back surgery regain some quality of life with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.  

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New Roads Chiropractic Center urges New Roads back pain sufferers to walk to ease back pain and related pain. 
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