Back injuries affect most of us at some stage of our lives. Back pain can range from slightly painful to debilitating.
It can be short-lived or it can be something you have put up with for years, every injury is different.
Whether you are a fitness fanatic who’s panicking about losing hard-earned muscle or someone who wants to tone up but feels they can’t because of risking further injury, there are exercises you can do with a bad back, painlessly and without danger of further injury.
In fact, the right exercise can actually help to rehabilitate even a chronic back problem.
Often back injuries are caused by lifting heavy things using your back muscles where you should be using core muscles. Building a strong core can help you to take the pressure off of your back.
There are some basic common sense measures to keep in mind when exercising with lower back pain, so let’s start with those: