Low back injuries often restrict movement and lead to the weakening of low back muscles. Exercise balls are a great option for a gentle core-strengthening program that can stabilize the muscles surrounding the spine and help prevent future injury.
If your sciatica symptoms start or flare up when you walk, your walking posture may be the cause. Incorrect walking patterns can cause misalignment, fatigue, and/or excessive stress on your lower back tissues, which can irritate or compress your sciatic nerve roots, causing sciatica.
Pain from degenerative disc disease can be debilitating, but you have options. Exercise, over-the-counter pain medications, lifestyle changes, and surgery are all valid ways to control degenerative disc disease pain.
Prolonged bed rest may aggravate your back pain due to changes in the muscles, discs, and mechanics of your spine. Read on to learn more and find out how you can stay active with your back pain to aid in the healing process.
There is a wide range of back problems—from simple to chronic—and the one thing almost all of them have in common is that part of the long-term treatment involves exercise and fitness. A good exercise routine is key to reducing your chances of recurring pain.
Weight training may help relieve chronic back pain and improve function in some people. Learn about which conditions may benefit from this type of exercise and essential guidelines and tips on how you can safely participate in strength training to help your back.