Lower Back Pain
Did you know, exercise can be of great benefit to improve and help manage your back pain?
Lower back pain is so common, that majority of the Australian adult population (80%) will experience at least one episode of lower back pain throughout their life! It is often caused by something that is not so serious, even if it is very painful. However, you should always seek medical attention if you are experiencing chronic back pain to make sure it isn't anything too serious like a serious disease or illness.
Particularly if you are experiencing back pain from any of the following, you should seek medical advise;
occurs after a traumatic event like a car accident or fall
wakes you during the night
does not reduce
accompanies numbness, tingling, or pins and needles in your bottom, legs or feet
accompanies changes to your bowel or bladder control
With clearance from your Health care practitioner, an Accredited Exercise Physiologist can help prescribe an exercise program suitable to you, to help manage and reduce your lower back pain. There is no specific type of exercise that is best, as each individual is different along with their needs. That is why it is always best to seek professional advise in regards to what exercises you should be doing for your conditions.
The best way to prevent any lower back pain is to stay active! You can do this by either going for a walk, swim, or ride and incorporating some resistance training at least twice per week into your training schedule.
If you are suffering from lower back pain or want to prevent it, please get in touch with us so we can book you in for your Initial Assessment!