Exercise and back pain
Benefits of Exercise
When done in a controlled, progressive manner, exercises for relieving back pain have many benefits, including:
A balanced workout should include a combination of stretching and strengthening, as well as aerobic exercise that elevates the heart rate.
Exercise as Prescription for Back Pain
An effective program of back exercises should be comprehensive, working the whole body even as it targets the back. Exercise can be thought of as any other health prescription: A qualified health professional will customize exercise based on a variety of factors. These factors typically include:
Maintaining the Exercise Program Over Time
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