For some chronic back pain sufferers, gentle exercise can help relieve some of the pain. The best things for back problems are yoga and stretching exercises outlined by a physical therapist.
Q. I’ve had chronic low-back pain for several years. But last year I was in a car accident, and since then my back has gotten worse. My doctor says to take stronger pain meds, which I don’t want to do. I know exercise is supposed to help, but I’m afraid it will make it worse.
A. Most low-back pain is due to muscle strains. You’d think not moving would help muscles heal, but the opposite is true. We definitely recommend gentle exercises designed for bad backs. New research has pinpointed two types that make such a difference that people who do them say their back pain gets better or even completely goes away. That could be you!
The two wonder-workers? A pair of old friends: either gentle yoga or stretching exercises taught by a physical therapist. They work equally well. Find a once-a-week class in either that lasts for 12 weeks. (Your local hospital may offer physical therapy.) Then practice at home three days a week. Stick with it. That’s all it takes. Studies that… continue reading
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