By Vishwa on Health
January 5, 2011
People with back ailments, generally, should avoid all forms of jumping, aerobic dancing (which involves jumping and bending in various directions), deadlift, squat with weights on the bar, and any exercise which you feel that may compromise your back health. Once you feel that the back ache has reduced and that it is no more resurfacing you can slowly start doing exercises which are mentioned above, but it has to be done with absolute care, for the pain can resurface without any notice.
Individuals with back ailments should be extremely cautious in charting out a plan to improve their back health. When people come across back injuries, it may be a better idea to rest initially for a few days or months, for, as stated above, the pain resurfaces quit often. There may be days when they feel good for a few days, and felt down a few days because the pain would have resurfaced. They have to take small strides and don’t go overboard in either lifting more weights, increasing the intensity, or performing vigorous exercises, as they can exacerbate the situation.
I have seen many individuals who completely stop exercising whenever they injure their back. This may not be a good idea, for doing so would weaken the lower back musculature surrounding the vertebral column. What these people have to keep in mind is to strengthen the lower back muscles without hurting the existent ailment they would have, which may be a herniated disc or a bulge. For, stronger lower back musculature would lead to lesser recurrence of the ailment.
PS: These are my personal findings regarding back ailments in general. It should not be considered as a recommendation, but giving it a serious thought would be of some benefit, for I have noticed that the above findings have helped many of my clients who have had back ailments.