CardioCan walking on a treadmill help with back pain?

Can walking on a treadmill help with back pain?

The Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommends exercising for 10 to 30 minutes, one to three times per day during recovery from low back surgery. This can include walking on a treadmill or using a stationary bike.

Walking is also a great way to help alleviate common, every day back pain, or prevent it from starting. 

According to an article on, “Physicians and chiropractors have long prescribed walking for low back pain patients, and that is written into some clinical practice guidelines around the world.”

The old-school advice that a person with a sore back, or coming off surgery should lay in bed or relax on a recliner chair is as out of touch as dial up Internet.

In fact, a 2013 study reported on by concluded that people can realize “significant” low back pain relief from walking on a treadmill. 

The subjects were 52 sedentary people who had chronic low back pain. They divided them into two groups:

One set of people was given a six-week strengthening exercise program, which required two exercise sessions per week.

The other group walking briskly on a treadmill for 10 minutes to start and upped it to 40 minutes for two sessions per week.

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