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Exercising with Lower Back Pain

Increase Strength & Flexibility to Decrease Pain

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  • SHURA107
    This is very good, thank you. - 9/16/2011 12:07:37 PM
  • VWATSAP
    I have had hip replacement surgery. Most of these exercises would be OK for me but I wish there would be some mention made about exercises being safe for people like me to do. - 9/16/2011 7:40:44 AM
  • Hula hooping helps my back after a hard day at work. Love it! - 9/16/2011 4:16:43 AM
  • I'd actually like to see an exercise video demonstrating the correct way to get up off the floor and to get out of bed without hurting our backs. I'm not really able to picture in my mind's eye what is stated in the description used in the article. I remember having to figure out ways of getting out of bed when I had my c-section after birth of my son, since it hurt so much and I was nursing my son. Our bed is raised about 6 inches or so with those bed risers, which makes getting in and out of bed a little more interesting... Thanks.
    - 3/20/2011 3:36:44 PM
  • I'd actually like to see an exercise video demonstrating the correct way to get up off the floor and to get out of bed without hurting our backs. I'm not really able to picture in my mind's eye what is stated in the description used in the article. I remember having to figure out ways of getting out of bed when I had my c-section after birth of my son, since it hurt so much and I was nursing my son. Our bed is raised about 6 inches or so with those bed risers, which makes getting in and out of bed a little more interesting... Thanks.
    - 3/20/2011 3:36:38 PM
  • I'd actually like to see an exercise video demonstrating the correct way to get up off the floor and to get out of bed without hurting our backs. I'm not really able to picture in my mind's eye what is stated in the description used in the article. I remember having to figure out ways of getting out of bed when I had my c-section after birth of my son, since it hurt so much and I was nursing my son. Our bed is raised about 6 inches or so with those bed risers, which makes getting in and out of bed a little more interesting... Thanks.
    - 3/20/2011 3:36:18 PM
  • I think this list of exercises would work only if your lower back pain is very very minor. Mine can be slight at times, worse others. The last thing I can do is lay on my back and lift legs up to 45 degree angle. I am lucky if I can even put legs down flat on the floor. I think exercise is the key and you do need to move and strengthen core. Just be very very careful you are not making the back pain worse. - 3/16/2011 8:58:44 AM
  • Great article. I have cyatica, and a thinned disk in my lower back and two in my neck, and they can all be very painful. I can say that exercise has helped this pain to be greatly reduced. As first I was scared to upset my back, but everytime I took a break from exercise to "baby" it, the pain got worse. I would encourage everyone w/ back pain, to first consult your doctor so you know your personal do's and don't and then work it out - 3/15/2011 10:46:27 PM
  • Good reading. - 3/15/2011 1:09:03 PM
  • AYAHEART
    Good article. These exercises work for me.
    I was getting lower back pain on one side and slight pain in one of my knees. However since I have started regular weight training, pilates and yoga earlier this year, my pain is gone and my stamina is increased. - 3/15/2011 11:37:42 AM
  • I have been told before that I needed to strengthen my core and I've been having some bad back and hip pain this past week. I think I'm going to give these exercises a shot! - 3/15/2011 8:00:09 AM
  • Excellent suggestions for exercises! My chiropractor suggested 4 of the exercises in the article for me and I will definitely try the other ones! - 3/4/2011 8:18:35 PM
  • Thanks for the advise. I haven't exercised in awhile but started back 2 weeks ago - very slowly-, but still my back is causing me pain. I'm going to try these along with some additional ones from a doctor in London and see if I can get some relief. I stayed off the Elliptical Machine for a few days, but started again today in slow 5 minute increments. SparkPeople has finally motivated me, I really don't want to lose my momentum.
    - 2/4/2011 6:19:02 AM
  • Going to do these every night for 2 weeks and see if it makes a difference. Let you know. - 1/31/2011 2:08:46 PM
  • The last exercise listed is one my father's neurosurgeon had him do after his disc surgery. It really did help keep him mobile.
    If anyone has or thinks they may have disc issues, not just sore muscles, always check with a doctor or PT before starting a new exercise routine. - 11/29/2010 1:56:05 PM

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