Should I still exercise if I have back pain?
Yes you should still exercise if you feel normal muscle soreness as a result of exercising. This normally feels like a dull ache but subsides 24 to 72 hours after exercise.
If you are feeling pain related to a lower back strain then it is your body’s way of telling you that you are doing something wrong. This pain is typically moderate to severe, and often results in restrictions to your day to day activities.
If a particular exercise is making your lower back pain worse, you should not try to work through the pain. Your pain may be due to performing a particular exercise wrong or the exercise is not the right one for your lower back condition.
If this is the case then please see a physiotherapist who will be able to carry out a full assessment and offer specific advice, treatments and exercises.
Also, if you get pain running, or when taking part in high impact exercise it may be better to modify your exercise and swim or walk instead for a short period of time.
Should I take medication or use gels?
Yes please do take paracetamol or use gels to ease symptoms so you can continue to move and carry out gentle exercises.
Please speak to your local pharmacist or doctor for advice.
Exercises for Lower Back Pain
Please be aware of your body and take advice from your GP before exercising. If you have any aches or pains then please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org for advice and guidance.
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