If you are experiencing or have experienced lower back pain, you are not alone. Research suggests as many as eighty-five percent of adults experience back pain symptoms at some point in their lives for a variety of reasons regardless of age. Lower back pain is not always severe and in many cases normal due to everyday activities.
While my suggestions are not a cure, they are exercises you can incorporate for relief. Contrary to what some people believe, you should keep moving rather than remain stationary when experiencing lower back discomfort. Movement helps the muscles to relax and get the blood flowing. As with most exercises, you should be cautious and use good judgement so you won’t occur injury or further enhance the pain.
If your back pain is severe and your range of motion, stability and ability to stand and walk, is impaired, please see a medical professional prior to starting any exercise program. Many people with osteoporosis, degenerative spinal disc, arthritis or severe injury are approved for low-impact exercises, water aerobics and walking.
Some suggested exercises for normal lower back pain are
- Wall Sits
- Bird Dog
- Floor Bridge
- Water Aerobics
- Core Stability