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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Exercise reduces lower back pain by up to 16%

Being highly active reduces the risk of chronic lower back pain by 16 per cent, new research reveals.

Regular moderate activity lowers the risk by 14 per cent, a study review found.

Yet, exercise has no impact on short-term back pain or that which causes hospitalisation or disability, the research adds.

Dr Joel Press, physiatrist-in-chief at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, who was not involved in the study, said: 'We were meant to move. We were not meant to be stagnant in any way.

'Generally lower impact, walking type things are probably the starting point. Swimming is another low impact activity that puts less load on your back'.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your back in the center of your body. Pinch a nerve there and there's no such thing as exercise or activity. It's on your knees and on your back if you can get there.

These "article writers" are all healthy and pain free and have never experienced this pain.

Anonymous said...

Yup you are correct

Anonymous said...

I wake up with it. Exercise makes it a little more tolerable, maybe 16%, but it's short lived.

Anonymous said...

5:58...very true..well put.

Jim said...


Forgive me for bringing this up, but are any of you overweight?

Extra weight has quite an impact on back problems, but most doctors are very hesitant to bring it up.

You can do yourself a great favor by getting to your proper weight.

Anonymous said...

Twinge your back (all of 5 seconds) and it takes a WEEK to feel normal again. Unbelievable and the doctor will say - exercise. Hey doc, ever try to exercise with full muscle spasms in your lower back?

DOH!

Anonymous said...

7:52 my surgeon claims you are full of hockey. Look at all the real fat men that have no problems. You ever think it my be caused by the spine, fat or skinny?