Yes, another study accentuating the importance of exercise.
Now before you start rolling your eyes, we’re not advising anything too
physical! Chiropractic Care encourages an active (or at least the development of
a more active!) lifestyle. It’s not that hard to do in Chicago. Simple
walking is a great start. It’s beneficial to low back pain patients and those
suffering with peripheral artery disease. Exercise is beneficial; walking is
simple. So Chiropractic Care says “walk”!
First, walk for relief of peripheral artery disease
symptomatology. For those with peripheral artery disease (with and without
intermittent claudication), walking works. How much is necessary?
Chiropractic Care says start where you are (after we talk at your next
Chicago chiropractic visit!). Making regular walking a part of your
daily routine of life is terrific. And if you would walk “intensively,” even
better! (1) Chicago offers some nice places to walk inside and out.
Take advantage! Your peripheral artery disease will thank you! Plus, 1200
patients in 18 trials can’t be wrong! It’s reported that intensive walking
exercise by patients with peripheral artery disease improves significantly the maximal walking
distance, pain-free walking distance, and 6-minute walking distance. The results in peripheral artery disease patients with diabetes
wasn’t as exciting, but improvement was noted. Chicago diabetic
patients know exercise is good for their overall health!
(Side study: Being part of a walking support group helps peripheral
artery disease patients keep walking, improves functionality, and prevents mobility
loss. (2) Chiropractic Care is here to be your support group!)
Second, walk for low back pain relief. Walking exercise for
back pain relief may not relieve pain in the way you think. New research points
to walking’s effect on regulating the inflammatory cytokines (chemicals that form in joints and muscles) and counteracting the oxidative stress that
accompanies back pain. (3) Fascinating! Chiropractic Care loves the fact that
this research is looking beyond just the physicality of walking to relieve
pain. There is so much more!
Back pain, peripheral artery disease and even
diabetes are common conditions walking through the door at Chiropractic Care.
Chicago chiropractic patients come for pain relief. Chiropractic Care’s
wholistic approach to health naturally incorporates beneficial
interventions that can improve the
well-being of our Chicago patients…and their families! Walking is
just such an intervention! So contact Chiropractic Care
today. Bring your back
pain, diabetes, peripheral artery disease and any other concern with you.
Chiropractic Care is ready to help!
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