Exercises to avoid with an episode of Lower Back Pain -George Morris Physio Wigan

Lower back pain can be very debilitating, and may develop after an injury or over a long period of time. It is often caused by having poor posture, arthritis, muscle strain, ligament sprain or even bulging discs.

If you are undergoing physiotherapy treatment and have been given a specific lower back home exercise program, then it is probably a good idea to avoid certain workouts.

If you are suffering from lower back pain then here are some exercises that you are best to avoid as they can aggravate lower back pain. These include jogging, tennis, high impact aerobics, certain dance classes and any other exercise that jar or twist the spine.

Jogging , especially on a track or pavement could make your back pain worse as it naturally jars the spine and it could subsequently trigger painful flare-ups, and even make your backache worse

If you can’t maintain your spine in a neutral position during gym sessions with an episode of lower back pain, you may not be able to protect your back and prevent pain.

It is recommended to avoid any sports like volleyball, soccer, rugby, snowboarding, and trampoline that put too much strain on your back and make your lower back pain worse.

You could consider swapping your running routine for swimming or aquatic exercises. Swimming is a type of aerobic exercise which is ideal for back pain patients.

These types of exercise use the large muscle groups  in a rhythmic way, relax the body and  also encourage better blood flow.