Are you suffering with back pain?
An astonishing 90% of people have experienced some sort of lower back pain. And even more astonishing is that most of the time, the medical profession will be unable to pinpoint the cause.
This is because there are a massive number of things that can cause lower back pain. And by the time the medical profession has fully screened, scanned, and diagnosed, most people’s back pain would have disappeared anyway.
Types of back pain
There are two types of back pain. The first is specific back pain. This is where the cause of the pain can be easily diagnosed and is causing a significant amount of pain. The second is general lower back pain. And this is known in the medical profession as ‘non-specific lower back pain’ (NSLBP).
Advice if you are suffering from NSLBP
1. Speak to a medical professional
Despite the majority of NSLBP going away during trainings with advice of our professional trainers, it is always essential that you be checked out by a physiotherapist, just in case there’s something seriously wrong and you need medical intervention.
2. Have a personal trainer
Our professional trainers can give you an exercise program that can help with all of the risk-factors for NSLBP, as well as strengthening the muscles that are commonly associated with NSLBP.
3. Keep moving
It is counter-intuitive to keep moving when you have NSLBP, but it is important that you try and stay active as long as it is not causing you further pain.
Tight muscles can lead to back pain and can also lead to pain being felt in other parts of the body. Stretching has the potential to alleviate pressure on both the sore parts of the back and the nerves that travel through them.
5. Warm up, always
Warming up the muscles before you work out is always essential for several reasons, but more so if you have NSLBP. When you warm up, the muscles become more compliant and have the potential to stretch and bend more, which leads to less chance of something being pulled that will cause further pain.
6. Don’t work through the pain
Don’t try to work through NSLBP and find out which exercises make the pain worse, and don’t do them! Its highly likely that NSLBP pain will do away if you stop doing things that make it hurt.
7. Try swimming
Swimming is fantastic for lengthening the spine (as you’re in a weightless environment in the water) and allowing blood to flow in parts of the body it usually has trouble getting to. Swimming will also keep you active and decrease the risk of making a back injury worse.
Our professional trainers will help you to achieve your goals and solve the problems during trainings both in the Gym and in the pool.
We are always waiting for you in Reebok Sports Club Armenia.
Join us and enjoy.