Causes And Exercises For Lower Back Pain

Medical experts believe that as much as eighty percent of the population of the United States will experience back pain. The majority of the time, that discomfort is focused in the lower back and non-specific, suggesting there is no main cause discovered. About 2 % to 10 % of individuals who experience lower back pain also experience persistent low neck and back pain.

Back muscle pressure or ligament stress is among the most typical reasons for intense lower neck and back pain. Raising a heavy item, twisting, or an abrupt motion can overstretch ligaments or muscles or establish tiny tears.

Other possible causes include sciatica, when a nerve root in the lower spinal column is compressed, advanced osteoporosis, diabetes, or even hormonal changes due to pregnancy or a hyperfunctioning thyroid.

Lower back pain can be extremely painful lasting a couple of days to a couple of months. Everyday activities such as sitting or standing can often aggravate this pain and many people find that they have to stroll or run or alter positions to avoid discomfort.

Warm water aquatic therapy is an excellent remedy for lower back pain relief. The warm water helps improve blood circulation and reduce swelling while the buoyancy of the water helps drastically reduce the pressure off of the lower back. Aquatic exercises can be done in the pool such as squats that may help relieve lower back pain and stretch the muscles.

Here’s a great example video of some lower back exercises you can perform in the pool to strengthen your body and promote healing

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