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Walk for Relief: Back Pain and Peripheral Artery Disease

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