How Can Exercise Treat Chronic Back Pain Safely And Effectively?


Back pain is the most common form of chronic pain, with about 4 million people living with it in Australia. The most effective way to manage chronic back pain is with a multidisciplinary approach, of which exercise is a key component. What are your thoughts LiveTribers, how can exercise treat chronic back pain safely and effectively?

Posted by on 12 Jan 2022

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    coaster

    I have had back pain since an accident. I stopped going to physio as they just about crippled me. I have tried a few times over the years only to experience intense pain from going to them and getting treatment. I won't go anymore. They cannot help me but I have seen people being treated effectively. I guess it just depends on the individual and their problem.

    Posted by coaster on 22 Jan 2022

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    Eileen

    I was crippled with back pain and after when cortisone injections failed and I could not even walk I had an MRI and was immediately rushed to surgery for a lumbar discectomy. I was unable to walk properly for several months and still after 5 years suffer chronic back pain, unable to bend down or stretch upwards without pain. I have trouble sleeping and in the morning struggle to get out of bed. Even the slightest exercise causes discomfort or sets off pain. I can no longer swim or walk far. Exercise does not help me . It only adds to my stress.

    Posted by Eileen on 18 Jan 2022

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    Charmaine

    Mine is mild at the moment just have bulged discs but also nerve pain and I had to see an physiotherapist which just gave me exercises to do to stretch out the spine and more exercises to strengthen it which help alot but when on my feet too long I really feel it. They said swimming is good to relief it and strengthen because it is light weight.

    Posted by Charmaine on 17 Jan 2022

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    mevanwy

    I have 2 compressed discs, I was told, I should have them fused or end up in a wheelchair (this was in my 20's). I refused the surgery and do my physio and walking everyday. Now at 62 there are days when I really have to work at it, but I am still functioning without a wheelchair, and painkillers only heat/cold packs.

    Posted by mevanwy on 17 Jan 2022

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    greengrass

    Have osteo arthritis, plus spurs , can be painful , take pain killers, stretch upon waking in the morning and when necessary during the day, a walk nearly every day, even if only fifteen to twenty minutes. Pain going to left hip now., repeat. Am 71 aged, had falls when I was little younger and seems to stem from that. Take care all.

    Posted by greengrass on 15 Jan 2022

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    mishaman65

    Having had Chronic back pain since 1983 after serious MVA I have had so many times an exercise program laid out for me with strict physiotherapy which has really helped keeping me out of a wheelchair permanently. Mind you it also hasn't helped me that since that first major accident I have broken my body in another 2 work accidents and crushed my body in another 2 accidents.

    Posted by mishaman65 on 13 Jan 2022

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    mact

    Yes......but always take advice from your GP and referred Physiotherapist!

    Posted by mact on 12 Jan 2022

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