Walk for Relief: Back Pain and Peripheral Artery Disease

Yes, an additional study underlining the significance of exercise. Now before you start rolling your eyes, we’re not advising anything too physical! Satterwhite Chiropractic encourages an active (or at least the development of a more active!) lifestyle. It’s not that hard to do in Oxford. 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 Satterwhite Chiropractic 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? Satterwhite Chiropractic says start where you are (after we talk at your next Oxford chiropractic visit!). Making regular walking a part of your daily routine of life is terrific. And if you would walk “intensively,” even better! (1) Oxford 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. Oxford 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) Satterwhite Chiropractic 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! Satterwhite Chiropractic 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 Satterwhite Chiropractic. Oxford chiropractic patients come for pain relief. Satterwhite Chiropractic’s wholistic approach to health naturally incorporates beneficial interventions  that can improve the well-being of our Oxford patients…and their families! Walking is just such an intervention! So contact Satterwhite Chiropractic today. Bring your back pain, diabetes, peripheral artery disease and any other concern with you. Satterwhite Chiropractic is ready to help!
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