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La Grande Back Pain Benefits from Walking and Chiropractic Care

Walk. Walk. Walk. Running may have been a ‘go to’ exercise when you were younger. Speed may have been a goal once. Distance may have been the target. Today, walking 90 minutes a week is a worthy goal for back pain sufferers seeking La Grande back pain relief. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC suggests walking along with chiropractic spinal manipulation for peak walking ability and back pain relief.


Exercise is usually recommended to back pain patients. Muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise are well documented as being effective for low back pain relief. But what about walking? Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC urges La Grande back pain patients to not tag on the word “just” before “walking”! Walking itself is a remarkably healing activity. Walking is basic to everyday life. Walking is one thing many of us take for granted until we can not walk or something like back pain stops us from walking like we used to. A new study verifies this: Walking more than an hour and a half a week was associated with a lesser risk of self-reported low back pain in adults over 50 years of age. 90 minutes is not bad; regular walking for 30 minutes daily three times a week is ideal. (1) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC suggests that our La Grande chiropractic patients walk.


Seeing a licensed chiropractor increases walking distance. A new research article found that an all-inclusive non-surgical training which involved an exercise program guided by a chiropractor improved back and lower extremity fitness and lumbar spine flexibility, eased pain and increased walking distance for lumbar spinal stenosis sufferers. (2) That’s important! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC uses gentle Cox® Technic spinal manipulation and encourages walking 30 minutes three times a week. Being able to walk any distance for a half hour is essential!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Davis on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson whose spinal stenosis patient could hardly walk inside the house let alone outside. He missed walking! He’s walking again after Dr. Davis’ treatment.  

Schedule your La Grande chiropractic appointment now. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC wants our La Grande back pain patients to walk and know that walking is good. Running and speed aren’t necessary for back health, but walking is necessary for back health and for quality of life!

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC encourages walking for back pain relief in combination with chiropractic treatment to maximize distance walked. 
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