Have you been suffering from back pain? If you are tired of living with back problems, it is time to adopt a proactive approach to treat your condition. And proactive means that YOU will have to work for it. Did you know that physical exercise was proven time and time again to be the best option in ..
Have you been suffering from back pain? If you are tired of living with back problems, it is time to adopt a proactive approach to treat your condition. And proactive means that YOU will have to work for it. Did you know that physical exercise was proven time and time again to be the best option in the long-term treatment of low back pain? In the following article, we will give you the 5 main reasons why you’d better start an exercise program if you have back pain.
• It is scientifically proven
Of all the existing modalities to treat low back pain, physical exercise is probably the most scientifically proven. Numerous studies show a reduction in pain and an improvement in quality of life following an exercise program for individual ssuffering from chronic low back pain. Similarly, manual therapy techniques are often more effective when performed in conjunction with an exercise program. In other words, even if your therapist performs massages and manipulations, it is usually not enough to treat your back pain in the long run.
• It tones your muscles
Everyone knows that exercise – especially strengthening exercises – help tone your body. This can be particularly useful if you want to get better core muscles and thus maximize the stability of your lower back. In addition, lumbar stability exercises have been shown to reduce the risk of re-injury when suffering from back problems.
• It help with weight loss
Obviously, there is a link between obesity and the prevalence of lower back pain. That is because the extra weight puts extra pressure on your vertebrae in the long run. Even if you are not obese, your back will most probably get better if you get rid of the few extra pounds you’re carrying. In addition to changing your diet, you can also do cardiovascular exercises to achieve your weight loss goals…Not to mention that theincrease in blood flow after exercise will likely promote healing of your back.
• It improves your mood
People with chronic low back pain often feel anxious, fearful, nervous and stressed because of their pain. This state of mind cause changes in the sympathetic system and the cortisol level, thereby affecting sleep. Since exercise improves mood (directly AND indirectly), this can be beneficial when suffering from back pain. One study even showed that exercise was as effective as antidepressants in patients with chronic pain.
• It reduces your dependence on passive approaches
When you exercise, you feel more in control of your situation because you adopt a proactive approach. You feel you have a role to play in our healing. Similarly, research has shown that people with low back pain who exercise consume fewer drugs and consult their doctor less. What better way to beautonomous and reduce dependence on healthcare professionals!
The benefits from physical exercise are not limited to this article only! Staying active will improve the function of all body systems (cardiovascular, pulmonary, muscular, etc.). Of course, you should definitely do the right exercises and follow a progressive approach when it comes to your back pain…
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