Pain indicates non-optimal conditions. To obtain relief for back pain from jogging or running, you need to find the cause. Then the solution will present itself. Back exercises for strength and flexibility prevent and relieve lower back pain. These exercises also serve as a test to see where your weaknesses exist.
Jogging is a near perfect physical fitness activity. It relieves muscular tension from the day’s upsets and irritation. Those little irritants we experience daily like to nestle themselves in our muscles and build up as tension.
Let’s face it; if someone is annoying you, it is just not acceptable to smack them. Even though physiologically your body has armed itself ready for fight or flight, we have evolved and don’t respond as such. Add all these up over days, weeks and months and it is no wonder your muscles are tense. Not only does jogging help to relieve this tension, it also somehow can increase your tolerance of life’s little annoyances while providing a healthy cardiovascular workout.
Running is not the cause of most people’s back pain. An intense physical activity will bring to the forefront your muscular skeletal weakness. It is possible to get relief for back pain. I will show you what I mean.
Risk of injury is low and the benefits bump life up into a completely new realm. If you currently need relief from back pain and you have failed any of the test points above, you know there are weaknesses that need to be addressed. You probably already notice that you get tired holding up your body during your runs.
Weak back muscles, as well as weak supporting muscles may be the cause. However, there can be other possible causes for back pain that fall outside the scope of this article. Therefore, it is advisable to see a sports minded doctor for a complete back evaluation.
Back pain exercises and stretches have been part of my routine since high school. At 14 a car struck me resulting in a hairline fracture of my tailbone. Since that time, my back health has been restored through the help of Dr. Kraus’ publication. Relief for back pain for me was accomplished by back exercises and stretches. But I do have to be disciplined and do them.
It is not about avoiding back pain or relieving back pain as much as it is understanding that the body runs as a complete system. Therefore, muscle strength and flexibility including hip flexors and abs must be strong enough to handle your own body weight.
Like I said earlier, check with your doctor to make sure the cause of your backache is appropriate for exercise. Back pain remedies exist. In any case, I suggest getting your hands on the below listed book. It is available in republished versions as well; I read the listed one.
Kraus, Dr. Hans. The Cause, Prevention and Treatment of Backache Stress And Tension (Softcover), Simon & Shuster; First Pocket Books Printing, 1969. ISBN 0-671-82378-7