Back pain and fun exercises for prevention
August 22, 2011 10:10 AM Subscribe
Help me prevent long term low pack pain/sprains with activities more fun than typical stretching and exercise.
posted by 4Lnqvv to Health & Fitness (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
About every year or two I suffer from low pack pain. After the first and worst I saw a physical therapist for several months and found it very helpful. From this I am familiar with various stretches and exercises.
Apparently, according to my PT I have the shortest hamstrings he has ever seen. I know my posture at my desk is not so hot as well.
These exercises make a huge difference and are very helpful but I would like to find some long term solutions that are more interesting than what I currently have been doing to prevent a recurrence and strengthen the back down the road.
I was thinking of taking up rock climbing a few weeks ago before this latest strain. I don't think I should go near this until I have several weeks free from pain.
What other activities should I consider?