Back pain is so common that up to 80% of us will suffer some type back pain at some time in our lifetime and for most it will be acute back pain lasting up to six weeks.
Understanding back pain, especially lower back pain can be difficult. The first thing you are told is to rest and do as little activity as possible or to dose up on medication, these are actually two of the worst things you can do.
There are different causes to back pain
These are just a few reasons and unfortunately some people will just resign themselves to fact they have a bad back and there's nothing they can about it.
Quite a lot! The best thing you can do is stay active because it is important for recovering from back pain but doing the right exercises is essential.
An example is swimming, not only is it great for back pain but also great for general fitness. However, a lot of people do breast stroke which compresses the lower spine and can exacerbate back pain.
Staying active is only part of the solution, as I demonstrated with swimming doing the right exercises is important. This means doing things that will not only help improve your back but will also not make your condition worst.
As a lower back specialist and a Pilates instructor I am experienced in helping clients manage and alleviate their back pain. I do an initial posture assessment to identify any possible posture issues and decide on the best way of training to suit you and your problems.