A variety of exercise guidelines are recommended for managing
back pain. Exercise has long been regarded as an effective
mechanism by which to cope with pain, mentally and physically.
It is generally agreed that the sooner you become active,
the sooner your condition will improve. However, which specific
you perform may not be as important as the fact that you do
exercise, according to a recent study in the Journal of
the Neuromusculoskeletal System. The study noted that,
although many specific forms of exercise have been suggested
for dealing with lower back pain (especially in recent years,
with the increasing popularity of “cure-all” exercise devices
and regimens), the more pressing concern may be to focus on
certain general objectives during your workout, such as:
- decreasing pain;
- strengthening muscles;
- decreasing structural stress;
- increasing fitness levels;
- stabilizing “moveable segments”;
- improving posture; and
- improving mobility.
If you’re suffering from back pain, schedule an appointment
today with your doctor. For more information on back pain,
go to http://www.chiroweb.com/tyh/backpain.html.
Hooper PD. Does it matter what exercises patients do for
back pain? Journal of the Neuromusculoskeletal System 2000:
Vol. 8, No. 2, pp49-52.