It is reported that as many as 80% of the population will experience an acute episode of low back pain during their lifetime. Not only do adults get pain, children get back pain as well. In fact 48% of 15 year olds have back pain. As a result, chronic low back pain remains a highly prevalent, global medical problem and is a source of high levels of disability and distress for many patients. Staying physically active is important because it decreases your risk of high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, stroke and heart attacks. However, chronic low back pain is associated with lowering your activity levels because of the fear that movement will irritate or aggravate the pain.
Another reason is because simply the pain is to intense and is not only an obstacle for being active but also detrimental for your standard and quality of living. Physiotherapy uses active stretching and other exercises to loosen the spine and relieve the pain. Physiotherapists at the Nottinghill Family Wellness Centre are here to assist you in achieving a healthy and active lifestyle. Additionally, the pain results in trouble sleeping which gives you less energy to go outside to be physically active. Unfortunately, half an hour of physical activity per day is known to prevent pain or provide temporary relief so it is important to overcome the pain.
It will be difficult to start becoming more fit on a regular basis but it is important to persevere if the pain is manageable to experience to health benefits. Exercise builds muscle around the bones and strengthens your whole body. Activity also adds years to your life and energizes you if you are tired. Usually, staying fit helps you maintain a healthy weight and if you are just starting to exercise again then it may result in weight loss. Weight loss is associated with decreased pain and declines in depression.
Make sure to visit the Nottinghill Family Wellness Centre for relief of your back pain to assist you in increasing your activity levels, enriching your quality of life and improving your overall health.Don’t make excuses about working out because whether you are worried about injuries or your pain is causing discomfort, make sure to persevere through the pain and give our clinic a visit.