The Benefits of Aerobic Exercise in Low Back Pain Relief
The vast majority of adults throughout the United States will experience at least some level of back pain or discomfort. We constantly put a strain on our back muscles, even if we are just sitting in one spot all day long. When you visit a spine care center, you would likely be surprised to learn how much inactivity and a lack of exercise impacts your spine in a negative way. One of the most effective methods to combat back pain is by doing lower back exercises. Here are some of the benefits of doing aerobic exercises as they relate to back pain.
Strengthen Back Muscles And Create Flexibility
Exercises like walking, running, jogging, swimming and cycling will not only strengthen your back muscles, they will also create some flexibility in your back to prevent future injuries. When you’re engaged in these types of activities, you may not necessarily think you’re doing lower back exercises, but you actually are. The more you exercise, the stronger your back muscles get and the lower your risk is of experiencing back pain. And if you’re already dealing with back pain, be sure to take it slow and avoid high impact exercising for a while until your muscles start strengthening to the point where they can handle the intensity.
Improve Your Mood
It’s amazing what a pain-free body can do to your mood. When you don’t have to think about back pain or constantly reach for the pain medication, it’s only natural to feel like you’re in a better mood most of the time. And on that same note, when you’re in a better mood you’ll be more likely to exercise and eat healthier, which contribute to positive short-term and long-term spine health. Improvements in moods are some of the first things people say they’ve noticed after exercising and relieving their back pain.
Maintain Your Healthy Back With Continued Exercise
It takes some effort to get started with regular aerobic exercises, but once you push past the initial discomfort, you’ll be well on your way to back pain relief. Whether you visit a spine care center on your own or participate in employee health and wellness programs, take advantage of the exercise opportunities and stick to a routine. Some people experience results within a few days, while others may take a few weeks. Being diligent and dedicated with your exercise routine will almost certainly lead to back pain relief you’ve been wanting.
DBC Active Spine Care® believes there are much better ways to provide low back pain relief than living off of pain medication. The benefits of regular exercise can’t be underestimated. The problem is life sometimes gets in the way of our exercise habits, and we completely understand that. Our spine functional restoration program is designed to slowly strengthen your back muscles and spine so you experience pain relief in the short-term and long-term. To learn more about how our program can help you, contact us today.