Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc invites Fort Wayne back pain sufferers
and neck pain sufferers to walk. Walking is simple and effective in the management of pain. Walks do not have be marathons! A walk in the park or around the block works
BACK PAIN’S DAILY IMPACT
$200 billion dollars a year go to
back pain management. Back pain is a leading and common
cause of medical care visits to primary care and emergency settings.
Back pain is a top reason for worker compensation,
lost 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 primary focus
of medical care and of sufferers’ attention and inattention to the day-to-day
events of life. (1) Back pain is costly and daily-life-limiting for many.
SPINAL STENOSIS AND WALKING
Walking is a such a day-to-day requirement. One
newer study stated that back and neck pain were
positively and significantly associated with workplace absenteeism mostly triggered
by difficulty standing, sitting, and walking. (2) Walking is a critical
daily function! Back pain sufferers headed to surgery will do well to improve
their walking capacity before surgery. The greater the walking capacity
pre-surgery. The greater the walking capacity afterwards. Lumbar spinal stenosis as an underlying issue for back
pain decreases walking and quality of life for its sufferers.
Lumbar spinal stenosis is the main indication for spinal
surgery in older adults, 40% of whom, even post-back surgery, still
described walking disability. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc urges
walking for everyone!
WALK IN A PARK!
Exercise like walking is a simple, easy
way to mitigate Fort Wayne back pain. Walking in a park may be attractive.
Well-designed parks are said to enhance
public health. An interview study of peoples’ opinions about what creates
an inviting park reported that trees, gardens,
open spaces, and water features were highly valued.
Walking/bike trails, basketball hoops, sports/climbing walls were described
as physical activity boosters. Seating, tables, and picnic
areas were reported essential for social
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post-back-surgery patient in regaining his quality of life with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal
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with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today. Time for a walk?! Hope so!
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