Dr. Andrew Arnold says, ‘Most low back pain can get better if you stay active, avoid situations that put your back in a compromising position and activities that may increase or cause back pain.’
When the acute pain subsides, you may be ready for gentle strengthening exercises and stretching at Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre.
Exercise may not only help decrease low back pain, but it may also help you recover faster, prevent re-injuring your back, and reduce the risk of back pain.
Exercises to reduce low back pain are not complicated and can be done at the clinic with a qualified Exercise Expert and also with a specific program for you to take home.
It’s very important that you don’t let fear of pain keep you from trying the gentle activity. You should try to be active soon after noticing pain, and gradually increase your activity level. Too little activity can lead to loss of flexibility, strength, and endurance, and then to more pain.
Exercise and staying active may relieve low back pain and can help speed your recovery. Stretching and strengthening your core, back and leg muscles help make them less susceptible to injury that can cause back pain. A strong core, back, and legs also aid in better support for your spine, reducing pressure on your spinal discs.
Aerobic exercises—such as walking, swimming or walking in waist-deep water will help you maintain a healthy back. Aerobic exercise makes your heart and other muscles use oxygen more efficiently. Muscles that often receive oxygen-rich blood stay healthier.
Even if you don’t have any back problems, exercise should always be on your mind as the older you get, the more susceptible you are too weak muscles. Come along to Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre and book in for an exercise assessment. I’m sure you won’t regret it.
About the author:
Dr. Andrew Arnold is a Chiropractor at Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Ctr.