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Exercising with Lower Back Pain

Increase Strength & Flexibility to Decrease Pain


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    Well exercise may be worse if you have different type of pain , everything depends on cause of pain , some cause may ever require surgery
    check out this article about causes :

    Joe Clark
    When I suddenly had severe lower back pain, the first thing I did was go to my orthopedist. He prescribed about one week of rest and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, and then I had a couple months of physical therapy. It really helped!
  • Appreciate individual comments & concerns. I went to physical therapist and learned several things among which are twisting probably is not good for back, pelvic tilts are excellent, and the exercises in this articled are in general agreement with my PT.
    Can't wait to do these!
    I suffer from severe fibromyalgia, and would dearly love to do these exercises, but find that even a few minutes can make me so exhausted that I may be 'laid out' for hours. It is critical to husband one's strength, even while keeping moving. I find it beneficial to go into my garden and pull weeds-gently of course- for a few minutes several times a day. This gets me bending over, and using some gentle stretches. Because of severe back and hip pain, I try to modify a little- a minute or 2 at a time- i don't know how beneficial this is in terms of fitness, but it helps me to keep moving, which is really what those of us with chronic pain need to do.
  • Re: the last exercise on increasing flexibility in the lower back. My belly is too big to do both legs at once. My doctor okayed doing one at a time and that works fine for me.
  • TALTAL78
    very good article
    i have good exercise book with Pictures and Explanations for lower back pain
    and i will be glad to share it with you.
    you can find it in

    I wouldn't consider - and didn't - moving ahead with this until I sought the advice of an orthopedist, who referred me to their physical therapists...who recommended exercises that really helped. I felt I was in safe hands...and fortunately, I was.
  • My old sensei used to extol the virtues of a strong pelvic girdle (musculature) to help the back.
    I agree with hula hooping. :) I hoop at least 15 minutes a day. I did notice that it made it worse the first couple of days, but now my back pain is better, and it's only been a couple of weeks. It might also be worth mentioning that the wrong mattress can REALLY cause back problems. I just traded out my old mattress because I found some info on the site Now I sleep better and I wake up with less pain. I figured it was worth a try and I am so glad I did!
    As a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Pilates Instructor I find that although these exercises are great as outlined, most people with back pain should not be doing them without guidance and proper instruction. It cannot be understated how much people with back pain need to gain core strength. The concern is that they are doing exercises with correct form. Incorrect form can actually make back pain worse instead of better. If you suffer from back pain then visit a professional. Check out their qualifications and ensure you're seeing someone who has more than a weekend certification course. You only get one body in this lifetime. It's well worth it to have someone show you proper exercise techniques to keep that body in it's best shape possible.
  • Just what I needed - thanks! But for the Wall Slides, which my chiropractor called Wall Sitting, he said it's important to keep the knees behind the toes (i.e. lower legs must remain vertical) to keep from damaging the knees.
  • SHURA107
    This is very good, thank you.
    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.
  • Hula hooping helps my back after a hard day at work. Love it!

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