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Back pain exercises: The 'jarring' workout you should AVOID or risk lower backache pain


Back pain can be very annoying, and may develop over a long period of time. If you’ve got back pain, you should consider adding certain exercises to your gym routine.

Lower back pain is the most common type of back pain in the UK, according to the NHS.

It might be caused by having poor posture, arthritis, muscle strain, or even ruptured disks.

It usually gets better by itself, and isn’t normally something to worry about.

But doing regular exercise could help to relieve your pain in the long term.

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“While low-impact aerobics may help those with back pain, any type of high-impact aerobic exercise requires caution,” he wrote for medical website EverydayHealth.

“Examples of high-impact aerobics include jogging or running [especially on a hard surface], tennis, some types of dance, and any other exercise that jars or twists the spine.

“If you can’t maintain your spine in a neutral position during workouts for back pain, you may not be able to protect your back and prevent pain.

“Also avoid any contact sports or sports like volleyball, soccer, snowboarding, and trampoline that put too much strain on your back, leading to backache or lower back pain after workouts.”

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