What is a good exercise for bad back.

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    Jan 09, 2010 4:05 PM GMT
    I recently feel and broke my finger and now i have this pain in my lower back.

    I need something for strength.

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    Jan 09, 2010 4:10 PM GMT
    um... maybe you should get that looked at first...
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    Jan 09, 2010 4:35 PM GMT
    I did and the doctor said he could find nothing wrong. He said I stressed it when i fell.
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    Jan 09, 2010 8:19 PM GMT
    Many physicians and chiropractors recommend simple walking for back pain.
    http://walking.about.com/od/handsarmsandneck/a/lowbackpain1005.htm

    When the pain is gone, exercises that strengthens the core and improves flexibility will help prevent further episodes of pain. Avoid exercises that involve forward flexion like crunches. If okay with your physician, you might want to try some of the exercises on the Spine-Health web page. This web page is one of the better sites for spine issues.
    http://www.spine-health.com/wellness/exercise/exercise-and-back-pain

    Before beginning exercises for back problems, you need to check with a professional. Many back exercises instead of helping the problem can make the problem worse, so you need to be careful.
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    Jan 09, 2010 8:22 PM GMT
    Pilates is great for back pain
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    Jan 09, 2010 8:31 PM GMT
    There is no medical cure for lower back pain. I found the best thing was no exercise at all. Eventually it gets better by itself.
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    Jan 09, 2010 8:58 PM GMT
    tokugawa saidThere is no medical cure for lower back pain. I found the best thing was no exercise at all. Eventually it gets better by itself.


    Yikes. You need to keep it moving as much as possible, though that doesnĀ“t mean doing the samba or ice dancing. Stretching can be hugely helpful, as can yoga and pilates IF TAUGHT BY INSTRUCTORS WHO ARE FULLY TRAINED IN DEALING WITH INJURY. GOing to a pilates class with 30 other people is not likely to help if you are in pain already.
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    Jan 09, 2010 11:24 PM GMT
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    Jan 09, 2010 11:37 PM GMT
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    Jan 09, 2010 11:51 PM GMT
    Swimming is pretty good for the back. My orthopedic specialist recommended it to me when I had spondylolisthesis.

    I also came from the DBC experience, which believes in slowly building the core muscles to support the back. This is done with weights, though they are targeted at endurance, and not strength per se.
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    Jan 11, 2010 12:45 AM GMT
    Most people don't realize that lower back issues are usually caused by the quads or glutes, when you look at the fascia of the muscle groups (fascia is a thin membrane that encases all muscles) usually there is a shortening of one muscle which causes another muscle to counteract this tension and it gets stretched to keep the body level, reeks havoc on the skeletal sytem, .really amazing to see how effective deep tissue massage on the quads, hams and glutes will relieve a majority of back issues...
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    Jan 11, 2010 1:05 AM GMT
    You fell and broke your little finger and now your lower back hurts??? ... icon_eek.gif ... Did you hit your head, too? ... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 11, 2010 1:19 AM GMT
    There are several lower back stretches you can do - just google "lower back exercises" also doing ab crunches using a stability ball. The stability ball will take the pressure off of your lower back and the ab crunches will allow you to strengthen and help support the back. Hope you feel better soon. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 11, 2010 1:23 AM GMT
    I had back issues for years. I stretch for about 10 minutes 5X/week. Knock on wood, haven't had an episode for almost 20 years.
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    Jan 11, 2010 1:24 AM GMT
    Pilates for strength issues body work for muscle coordination annnd balnce issues
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    Jan 11, 2010 11:29 PM GMT
    outofthegrey saidSwimming is pretty good for the back. My orthopedic specialist recommended it to me when I had spondylolisthesis.

    I also came from the DBC experience, which believes in slowly building the core muscles to support the back. This is done with weights, though they are targeted at endurance, and not strength per se.


    swimming helped me through my 2 slipped discs.....had keyhole surgery twice and had both removed......i love my back day at the gym...its my favourite

    kneeling rope pull downs are good for the back even though its an ABS move
    my back workout.....deads, pulldowns, seated pullys.....bo bb rows

    only thing i cant do now is squats...loved them but cant risk it.
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    Jan 24, 2010 10:33 PM GMT
    COLORED TEXT GOES HERE[b]BOLD TEXT GOES icon_biggrin.gifWhere was the finger dude?