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Why should you exercises for back pain relief

If you are suffering from back pain there may be different ways of getting relief but one of the most efficient method of back pain relief is exercise. Specific exercises when done regularly can help you to get immediate relief and most importantly long time relief.

Let’s find out why you need exercise for back pain relief.

Exercise helps you to recover

Most of the back pain isn’t serious and if that is the case with you, it’ll be possible for you to exercise even when you have back pain. You should continue your daily activities even when you feel a bit of pain in the back. If you walk in the morning, walk your dog or you go for little running in the morning, he should continue doing that. If you pain is severe and you cannot withstand it, if you have tingling, numbness or weakness in your legs or if you experience any bladder or bowel issues, then only should go and see your doctor. Otherwise, you should continue with your regular exercise because in the long run regular exercise will help you by improving your core and spine strength, which are very important for a better back health.

Yoga is like a gentle back massage

With its twisting, turning, asanas and mudras, yoga provides relief from different types of pain and it works for long time. Breathing techniques, relaxation and soothing poses will help your spine in a great way. Scientific studies have found different benefits of yoga which include both physical and mental benefits. To practice yoga for three months, it will not only prevent back pain and other pain problems but it will also help you to get relief from existing back pain. Simply practising yoga three days a week will do wonders to your body.

Running is important for your spine

Running strengthens your spine and that is why you need to keep running if you want to avoid back pain or if you want to get rid of the little back pain that you have. Regular long-distance running regimen will improve the health of intervertebral discs by keeping them nourished and hydrated. These discs are important because they help you to absorb shock to the spine. Jogging, speed walking and regular walking will also help you to strengthen your spine.

Core works will keep you stable

It is also important to go for core exercises because the health of your core is very important for the health of your back. Core exercises does not mean they are roundly for the six-pack. If you want to alleviate chronic lower back pain, core strengthening is what you need. It is in fact superior to resistance training in case of chronic lower back pain. The muscles of your midsection include those in the front of your body, the muscles present in your back and around your spine along with hip muscles, diaphragm and pelvic floor. These are some of the deep, supporting muscles which will help you by stabilising your back as you move. If you can make those muscles strong, you won’t suffer from back pain and if you’re already suffering from it, strengthening these muscles will help you to get relief in the short and in the long run.

Increase total body strength

If you do prevent back pain and if you want to get relief from existing back pain, you need to create a program or find one that combines strength training and walking or any cardio. Such a program will not only reduce pain but it will also boost your spinal function.

References

1. My Back Pain Coach
2. Back Pain
3. Low Back Pain Fact Sheet