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What is the best thing I can do for my lower back pain?

Answer: Exercise!!

This may initially seem strange to you but in this blog entry we will review the question that has been debated for many years by medical professionals. Before the 1990’s bed rest was prescribed by GP’s for anyone suffering from lower back pain. However since then there has been a complete change in thought for the management of lower back pain. In the late 80’s and early 90’s many medical studies were undertaken to find if exercise or bed rest was most effective for treating lower back pain. Exercise strongly prevailed as the best of the two treatments, so ever since all medical guidelines now recommend exercising and staying active. Below is an example exercise sheet produced by us at PhysioQinetics to help our patients suffering from back pain. [Note: our PQ Low back pain exercise leaflet above is available for free when you visit us]

With thanks to:

http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg88/chapter/1-guidance#physical-activity-and-exercise

http://www.csp.org.uk/your-health/what-physiotherapyhttp://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Backpain/Pages/Backexercises.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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