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Fort Wayne Encourages Walking for Back Pain Relief

April 26, 2022

Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc invites Fort Wayne back pain sufferers and neck pain sufferers to walk. Walking is easy 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 top and widespread reason 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 workings of life. (1) Back pain is expensive and daily-life-limiting 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 key daily function! Back pain sufferers headed to surgery will do well to improve their walking capacity before surgery. The better the walking capacity pre-surgery. The better 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 sign for spinal surgery in older adults, 40% of whom, even post-back surgery, still stated walking disability. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc urges walking for everyone!


Exercise like walking is a simple, straight-forward way to mitigate Fort Wayne back pain. Walking in a park may be enticing. Well-designed parks are described to enhance public health. An interview study of peoples’ opinions of what creates an inviting park reported that trees, gardens, open spaces, and water features were highly cherished. Walking/bike trails, basketball hoops, sports/climbing walls were stated to encourage physical activity. Seating, tables, and picnic areas were reported necessary for social interaction. (4)

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