Back problems are a common occurrence. While there are some cases where back pain can go away with time and treatment, some conditions are permanent and irreversible.
These chronic conditions often impose limitations on patients in regards to their physical activity. While these restrictions can be annoying, ignoring them can lead to more pain or further damage – news that can be very scary to someone suffering from the recent trauma of an accident.
Although it is essential to stay within your personal limits, it doesn’t mean you should forfeit exercising altogether. You may not be able to participate in the same activities you used to, but this doesn’t mean you can’t stay in shape.
Keeping fit is an important aspect of your overall health – and it can even help with pain management in some cases. Consider talking to a licensed care physician about these less strenuous fitness activities:
- Walking: Exercise doesn’t have to be this extreme, dramatic event. Physical activities as simple as walking can be beneficial to your health. It is easy to underestimate the power behind a pleasant stroll. A nice and easy 30-minute walk around the neighborhood can get your heart pumping and give you some fresh air.
- Hot Yoga: While it may seem surprising that a form of yoga made it to the list – try to remember that not all yoga involves bending yourself in half like a pretzel. Hot yoga is a great way to stay limber and work on your posture – things that can contribute to greater improvements to your back function. Just remember not to push yourself and always alert your instructor about your restrictions.
- Swimming: Water offers an excellent medium for physical activity for those suffering from a variety of debilitating conditions. Due to the natural properties of water, it can provide relief to patients who feel pain from weight bearing down on their bodies. Regularly taking a dip in the pool where you actively swim or participating in an aquatic exercise regime can help keep you fit and healthy while potentially improving your condition.
- Planks: Planks are a great way to work on the abs without engaging in a lot of movement. They offer a safer way to work out those muscles than other exercises that may involve stressful positions (such as sit-ups). Endurance training to strengthen trunk muscles, a key component to plank exercises, has been found to beneficial to help individuals with chronic lower back pain enhance physical fitness and regain function.
Remember, if you ever have any questions or concerns regarding your limitations, always consult a medical professional. Trained medical physicians offer expert insight on how to live with or even treat your condition.
Regional Medical Group can help you get into contact with a local specialist so you can take one step closer to taking charge of your life.
About Regional Medical Group
Regional Medical Group (RMG) is a team of highly qualified accident doctors and medical staff who have teamed up with an extensive network of chiropractors that specialize in the treatment and care of patients who have been injured in any form of automobile accident, motorcycle accident, semi-truck accident, Uber auto accident, Lyft auto accident, slip-and-fall, or other work-related accidents. Regional Medical Group helps patients focus on injury treatment without the stress of how to pay for it.
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