Andalusia, Alabama
1105 Western Bypass
Andalusia, AL 36420
(334) 222-5785

3 Ways to Prevent Back Pain While Exercising May 15, 2018

Andalusia, Covington
3 Ways to Prevent Back Pain While Exercising , Andalusia, Alabama

Even though simple exercises usually aren’t especially strenuous, it’s still possible to injure yourself in the process. Certain movements can easily result in back pain if you’re not careful, according to the professionals at Physical Therapy of Andalusia in Covington County, AL. Here, they offer a few tips to ensure you both enjoy the workout and stay discomfort-free.

How to Prevent Back Pain From Exercises

1. Pay Attention to Your Breathing

It’s easy to get sidetracked by focusing on how to do a certain pose correctly, but it’s crucial to also pay attention to your respiratory rate. Breathing slowly and deeply will stabilize your spine and, and the back muscles. This then effects your balance positively affecting and helps you avoid back issues.

2. Don’t Push Yourself Too Far

If you’re doing an exercise and it starts to hurt, stop! Pain is your body’s way of signaling that injury may be imminent. Instead, flow into a different exercise or go back to a standing position if you find you’re uncomfortable.

3. Bend Forward Slowly During Yoga

When doing yoga most poses call for practitioners to bend forward and touch their toes or the ground. However, if you can’t reach down all the way, don’t strain your back muscles by trying to do it anyway. Instead, bend your knees, or simply reach as far as you can and make it a goal to progress. You can even use blocks if you have them for support.

If you’ve been dealing with back pain, whether it’s caused by exercise, yoga, or another issue, our team at Physical Therapy of Andalusia will help. We have been  dedicated to patient wellness for over 25 years and can assist you with both musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. To schedule an appointment with our physical therapist, call (334) 222-5785. To learn more about our services, go online today.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Physical Therapy of Andalusia
3 Best Pre-Game Stretches to Prevent Athletic Injuries, Andalusia, Alabama
Sports allow you to stay in shape, push yourself to be better, and hone your competitive spirit, but they can be tough on your body. Physical therapy can help you recover from athlet...read more
Your Guide to Back Pain Caused By Spinal Stenosis, Andalusia, Alabama
If you’ve been struggling with back pain, a condition known as spinal stenosis may be the cause. While you should see a physician or specialist for diagnostics, learning about the co...read more
What You Need to Know About Rotator Cuff Tears, Andalusia, Alabama
Your rotator cuff is formed by a group of muscles and tendons at the shoulder. Working together, they allow you to lift and rotate your arms. Tearing one of these tendons may re...read more
3 Conditions That May Cause Joint Pain, Andalusia, Alabama
People often think of attending physical therapy after a sports injury or a car accident. However, a large part of physical therapists jobs includes providing relief t...read more
An Introduction to Plantar Fasciitis, Andalusia, Alabama
Plantar fasciitis is a common type of overuse injury that causes significant pain in the heel of the foot. While it is often an athletic injury experienced by runners, the condition ...read more