Posted by: wockhardthospitals | September 3, 2009

Stretch that SPINE

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What do you do when you experience back pain? Lie in bed and stop strenuous activity, right? This may help in the short run, however, if prolonged, it could undermine healing. Active exercises can help rehabilitate and alleviate back pain. Though the requirements and benefits vary from patient to patient, in general, certain exercise can help you strengthen your back.

*This exercise is very gentle on the back; walking for about half-an-hour, three times a week is very helpful for patients.
*Bicycling or using an elliptical cross-trainer are also effective ways to exercise without placing stress on the back.
*Exercising in the water provides weightless conditioning, which minimises stress on the back and other joints.
*Stretching. Simple stretches, done several times during the day, help make your joints flexible and agile.

However, remember to consult a spine specialist before you embark on an exercise routine after a back injury.

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