In today’s blog, Longevity Nexum Kinesiology in Barriediscuss what the research says about exercise and low back pain!

Impact of back pain

Back pain can be attributed to a complication with our bones, joints, connective tissue, muscle, and nerves of the back. This pain can often also persist after any of these tissues have fully healed. Back pain is one of the the leading causes of disability and lost productivity globally for the past 30 years.

What the research says

When looking at the evidence, we can consistently and reliably find that:

  • Exercise reduces pain compared to no treatment, usual care, or placebo in people with long-lasting (chronic) low back pain.
  • Exercise may reduce pain and improve disability
  • There is insufficient evidence to make recommendations on specific exercise types. This means when determining the right exercise, we take into consideration factors such as client preference, suitability, access, and interests.

What should I do for exercise?

In those who are active and sedentary, the bottom line is to begin general exercise. This entails general aerobic and resistance training. This should not only improve lower back pain but also will result in other additional health benefits.

All our Kinesiologists are professionals are prescribing exercise according to your goals and health conditions. If you or someone you know has low back pain, we want to help. With 2022 just around the corner, let’s set goals together, get consistent with our training and tackle 2022 healthier than ever!

Check out this back stretch that might give you some acute relief of your low back pain

Registered Kinesiologist Melanie Williams showing a stretch for your low back

If you have any questions or would like to book in, please call (905) 244-3075 for a free 15-minute consultation.