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Rope Skipping Exercise for Lower Back Pain

SpecialkishSSpecialkish Posts: 2
edited 03/11/2014 - 12:19 AM in Lower Back Pain
An year back, I had a lower back pain (Sciatica) and now I have less pain comparatively. I am doing regular Exercises for my back pain but would like to do some physical Exercises like running and rope skipping which can generate some sweat out of my body.

Is rope skipping is a good Exercise and can be doable for person who suffered with lower back pain ??. Kindly advise.


  • EnglishGirlEEnglishGirl Posts: 1,825
    edited 03/11/2014 - 1:40 AM
    We're all different. The 'check with your doctor first' is always the best advise. One of the first things my pain management doctor did was provide me with a list of 'Never do again' activities & running & jumping were close to the top. I try to walk everyday. You can get a good sweat going just walking on a treadmill. I also do very controlled yoga.
    After a doctors consultation you may be given the green light on everything. I don't know your condition but the last thing you want to do is cause permanent damage. Chronic pain isn't fun! I'm glad to hear you're doing well. Be careful ;-)
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,818
    Of all of my dos's and dont's, the major no's involved any jumping and coming down on your feet. The jarring jolt can be way too much for your spine.

    But since I don't know everything about your situation, my suggestion is to talk this over with your doctor. I would not listen to anyone who says Yes, its no problem Better to be safe than sorry.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Thank you both...Let me see my doctor and will post his comments accordingly...
  • Seems a bit like jumping in the deep end to me. Skipping rope is very high-impact on your spine. Running too, especially on a hard surface. There are ways to work up a sweat with low-impact activities. Swimming laps, elliptical, cycling.. Even brusque walking can be a decent workout. Obviously clear any exercise you plan to do with your healthcare team.
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