An exercise guide to prevent or alleviate back pain
The type of activity does not matter
1. Start with a small amount of gentle exercise then slowly build it up.
3. Many people find swimming is helpful as it takes the strain off the joints and muscles whilst working the whole body. Others enjoy walking or even light jogging.
4. There are also a number of exercises that you can do in your own home including:
- Gentle stretching and
- Half squats
- Cat poses
- Pilates exercises.
5. Backcare also
If you find that any of the exercises exacerbate your back pain, try a different one or seek medical advice.
As with all back pain, if severe, is not resolving or is experienced with any other accompanying symptoms such as numbness, weakness or weight loss, please see a doctor.
Above all keeping active and healthy, with safe lifting, is the best way of protecting your back.