Centro de la columna Vertebral: June 11, 2019
There are several exercises you can do if you have back pain. Of course, it all depends on the intensity of the pain and your general physical condition. If you have chronic pain that prevents you from moving easily, you must visit a doctor immediately to receive the proper treatment
Walking and jogging are exercises that virtually anyone can do. Walking speeds up your heart rate from 20 minutes onwards, burning calories and getting your whole body moving. In addition, walking is excellent for decompressing pressure on the back, since body weight is redistributed; it also helps improve posture.
Swimming is an exercise that strengthens back muscles and, in general, all those of the upper body. If you find it difficult to swim on a regular basis, aqua therapy or aqua fitness may be a better option for you. These consist of doing simple exercises designed to improve the condition of — particularly— the lower back.
Yoga is an exercise that does not require sudden movements nor impacts the joints. It consists of keeping postures and stretching that can improve the strength of your muscles. Results have been proven in managing back pain and joint pain in general. In addition, it can be an aid in the treatment of depression associated with chronic health problems.
Isometric exercises are those in which a muscle is stretched and tensed with the aim of strengthening it. An external force can also be used, such as pushing or holding an object. These exercises are therapeutic and can be done even if you’re not recovering from a surgical procedure.
The elliptical is a device that you can find in many gyms. It has the advantage of not impacting the knees or the back (like running does). It has benefits such as: muscle strengthening, calorie burning and the releasing of endorphins. It can help with mild or moderate back pain.
Now you know some exercises you can do if you have back pain.. At Centro de la Columna Vertebral we have physical therapists and equipment specially designed to help you with your back problem. Visit any of our clinics for medical assessment and receive treatment targeted for your needs.