Gentle exercises & physiotherapy recs for a bad back, please!
April 2, 2014 11:58 AM Subscribe
I suffer from occasional back pain--by that I mean, about twice a year--and would like recommendations to help lessen it happening or if I need more professional help. A light dusting of snowflakes inside.
posted by Kitteh to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
When my back goes out, it is usually because I have done something idiotic like not properly picking up a heavy object, but today I sneezed--sneezed--and something twinged and now I am in pain. (Stupid getting the olds.) In any case, this usually happens twice a year and after days of rest/heating pad/Icy Hot/painkillers, I'm good as new...until it happens again.
How do I strengthen my back? What exercises would you recommend? A friend suggested Hatha yoga for me and I am going to give it a go next week. Another friend recommended I see a physiotherapist. What would they do?
I just want to be able to minimize this happening. There is no history of back pain in my family--despite us being busty ladies--and this seems to have started after I turned 34.
(I am very active in terms of exercise. I do intense cardio, spin, light weights, step, etc.)