Keep moving through back pain
LOW back pain, it's the bane of our existence.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics from 2014-15 estimates that 80-90% of the population will suffer from low back pain at some point in their lives.
Back pain is influenced by many different factors:
- Working mechanics of your body
- Lifting and twisting
- Taking a blow to the back
The most common however, is non-specific low back pain.
This simply means that we don't know why your back is sore. So if you don't know why your back hurts, how do you make it stop hurting?
When it comes to back health, strength and stability, it is important to keep moving. Commonly when you are in any form of pain, the instinct is to stop and rest.
However when you stop and rest, the muscles affected are weakened further with the inactivity. This makes them even more susceptible to further injury and prolongs the time it will take for you to get better. To prevent LBP and bounce back from it quickly, it's imperative that you maintain the strength of the muscles in your core and the supporting muscles of your spine. Gentle exercises and stretches appropriately prescribed by an exercise professional such as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist are a key component to improving your low-back pain.
If you would like to learn some more helpful exercises for your LBP, please contact me directly on 1300 27 37 47, via www.coffscoasthc.com.au or social media.