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Fort Wayne Encourages Walking for Back Pain Relief

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 well!


$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.


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!


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 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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Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc urges Fort Wayne back pain sufferers to walk to lessen back pain and related pain. 
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