Doing exercises and staying active will work wonders to low back pain. Instead of resting when you feel pain, there are exercises that can strengthen the muscles of your back and stomach. These muscles support the spine to relieve back pain.
A certified physical therapist in the Boise ID area can assist you with back pain exercises. It is always recommended to check with a medical professional first before starting any exercise regimen. Ideally, these exercises include cycling, swimming and walking. The patient’s flexibility, strength and endurance are developed with these exercises.
Aerobic exercise strengthens the heart, lungs and blood vessels. It allows the patient to lose weight and relieve back pain. Overweight patients are more inclined to have back pain. The extra weight causes increased weights on muscles and discs. Aerobic exercises are swimming, boxing and running. To lose weight, healthy adults should get at least 75 to 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity every week.
Physical therapists at Idaho Spine and Sports Physical Therapy can help you with relieve low back pain.