I will go over do’s and don’ts exercising with back pain. There are so many people who have lower back pain. In fact it’s the leading cause for activity limitation and work absence throughout most of the world. According to WHO there are several studies done on the impact lower back pain has on us. In the UK over 100 million workdays were lost per year due to lower back pain. It’s a disability that affects work performance and overall wellbeing. I hear from people on a regular basis.
To get long term pain relief for the lower back, adherence to exercises is the most important factor. Many find it hard to stay consistent for many reasons. One of them is pain worsening from activity. Quite understandable this results in a reluctance to be active. A natural response to any pain is to take it easy. However not being active will make things worse. It’s always hard to determine the exact cause of lower back pain. Most of the time it’s a combination of a few things. Worth keeping in mind is that not everyone will have the same level of pain, same symptoms, same cause of lower back pain etc.
Benefits of exercising with back pain
To say specifically what to do and not do is hard since tolerance can vary a lot amongst people. Also lifestyle will also have a big effect on this. But generally speaking, here are some guidelines.
Main thing to take away from this is that not being active will make your symptoms worse. Work with a professional who can plan and modify exercises for you. If you feel worried you will make things worse on your own.
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London-based female personal trainer for individuals who are committed to improving their health through movement.