Turn your short term treatment into a long term health plan
Therapy helps decrease muscle and ligament pain and is good for short term treatment of 4-6 weeks. The goal of this process is to slowly work your way into active long-term physical therapy in order to strengthen your back and spine. One way to do this is to join a health club and start working out. In other words - exercise.
Exercise is important for your spine as well as your general health, but don’t over do it at first. If you’re unsure of how or where to begin, ask a physical trainer or physical therapist for a gradual exercise program.
Any exercise is better than none. Strength and flexibility are necessary for a healthy neck and back. Exercise at least three times per week. Make it fun and encourage your friends to join you. Invest time and effort in your body, and the health benefits
will be enormous.
A healthy neck and back exercise program consists of two parts:
- Cardiovascular - treadmill, water aerobics, or recumbent bicycle for at least 20-30 minutes per session. You need to sweat and get the blood flowing.
- Weightlifting - use light weights only (2, 5, 8, 10 pounds), with three sets of 12 repetitions. Avoid use of heavy weights so that you don’t strain yourself.
Combine these two types of exercise and both your spine and body will surely thank you.
Have the above methods not reduced your spinal pain? There may be other factors at play.
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