Lower Back Problems and Exercise
|Mnwatson0703 9 years ago|
I also have 2 herniated discs in my lower back and find that using my recumbent exercise bike or riding my new recumbent trike are very comfortable ways to get exercise. To make it more fun, I attached a trailer to my trike so my granddaughter can ride along. Our outings to the park, the stores nearby or the duck pond make it a lot less about the drudgery of exercise and more about sharing adventures!
|Radisson 9 years ago|
That’s exactly what my doctor told me about a year ago: Use it or lose it. So everyone has to find a way to keep active and any activity is as good as the next. I found that light kettlebells exercise help me a lot.
|bonnieleek 9 years ago|
I’m over 68 years old with 2 herniated discs ad severe arthritis in my knees, lower back and probably everywhere else in my body. I didn’t know I had all that arthritis until I recently went to the doctor about some “pains.” The bottom line for me is: with all the arthritis I have the only reason I can move is that I DO move: walk 5 miles a day, Pilates 3x a week, weight training 2x a week, bicycle … After being thoroughly examined the prescription is: keep moving! I learned that just because I have pain does not mean I am making things worse .. so I’m learning to live with, manage the pain. I’ve finally agreed to take Aleve 3x a day as an anti-inflammatory and I added turmeric with pepper to my vitamin regimen for the same reason .. but I am living testimony to the fact that keeping moving is the best antidote. I am also learning some “TP Therapy” (trigger point therapy) that I can do for myself every night and it helps also. Getting older is not always pretty .. but I am learning that I can keep it from getting downright ugly through exercise!
|Meagan Lee 9 years ago|
lucyandjr, I agree with Ossie. Depending on what is causing the pain will depend on what exercises you should and can do right now. If it is a muscle spasm, slipped disk, deterioration, decreased soft tissue etc… there are fixes for that but a chiropractor will be able to determine that and then the course of action best suited for you. I had a muscle spasm in my lower back and I swore it was the vertebrae but it wasn’t. Once I had my chiro use muscle stimulation and a few adjustments I am as good as new but it limited me to what I could and couldnt do for a long time until I sought out help. Best to take action and see a pro so you are back on your feet blowing and going! Good luck!
|Ossie-Sharon 9 years ago|
Hi, lucyandjr. First and foremost, I would definitely recommend that you have the problem evaluated by a professional – I’m probably preaching to the choir when I suggest that isn’t normal. If you have been evaluated, I hope you are continuing to get follow-up and/or care.
|lucyandjr 9 years ago|
Hello I am new to this site and would like to know if anyone could give me some advice on how to exercise without hurting my lower back pain. I have a treadmill and can walk 30 minutes and then must stop due to the pain. I have also tried a dancing cd, and have the same problem. I know I must exercise and keep it moving in order to stay healthy. It seems to be a challenge for me. Please help!
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