Exercise & Back Pain

Do you have or know someone who has back pain? Are you worried about your fitness levels and would like to be more active, but do not know what you can and cannot do?



“Exercise and fitness are necessary for healing existing back problems, recovering from back surgery, and especially for keeping the back healthy to help prevent (or at least lessen) future episodes of back pain.” (Hochshuler, 2004)

In the past if you had back pain the advice given was to rest . Recent research has proven that inactivity can make things worse. Staying active and continuing the correct exercises can help reduce back pain.

Aim to do gentle exercises or stretches every day, along with other activities like walking, swimming or yoga.Your pain should start to ease within 2 weeks and will usually pass in about 4 to 6 weeks.


Contact the Sports Centre for more information about the Exercise Referral Scheme and how you can exercise with us safely today!