Since my back flare-up, I have been thinking about lower back pain a lot.
The lower back is composed of many muscles, ligaments, and bones that all work together to keep us upright and mobile. Anyone who has experienced low back pain knows how debilitating it can be. For some, the pain is so severe that going about their routine is impossible. In these cases, taking steps to regain mobility and relieve pain may be necessary.
When we experience lower back pain, it’s usually because one of these parts has become strained, overworked, or injured. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to reduce lower back pain without surgery. One of the most effective is to do exercises correctly. Lower back pain is often the result of weak or fatigued muscles. That’s why strengthening exercises are so important. Fortunately, there are numerous lower back strengthening exercises that you can do to ease your back pain and improve your back health.
I thought about the most crucial thing that helped me overcome my back pain in three days.
I also thought back to the clients I have helped over the last 15 years, and what they had that helped them with their lower back pain.
After doing so, I did this video.
The Most Important Lower Back Pain Exercise
CLICK HERE to watch the video.
I am sure what I said was not what you thought I would say, but it is the most important thing.
If you look at anything you have overcome, you either have hoped it would go away, or you knew you would be able to overcome it.
Look back in your life.
- Was there a time that you overcame something challenging?
- How did you overcome it?
- Did you hope it would go away, or did you know it would pass with time?
It was most likely that you knew it would pass.
Now, if you have the right mindset and know the lower back pain will pass and combine it with action, you get the desired result.
I look at myself when the back flare hit.
As the pain worsened, I became concerned that I might have injured my back. I worried about what I wouldn’t be able to do, such as jog, play with my child, and work.
I stopped my negative thinking where I was worrying about things and said, things will pass. It would pass if I took a few days and focused on recovering from my lower back pain flare-up.
The lower back pain went away, and the other phases were taken care of after I took action. I believe resting would not have helped in my back recovery, but I know that the pain would pass and that taking action would be the solution.
I discuss the equation’s action side in another video.
If you want to learn more about lower back pain flare-ups, here are other parts of the series
What to Do When a Lower Back Pain Flare-Up Hits:
- What I do When a Back Flare Up Hits
- 3 Things You Need to Do When You Have a Lower Back Pain Flare Up
- Most Important Exercises to Overcome Lower Back Pain
I am almost done. I did get a comment about medication for a lower back pain flare-up on my Facebook page. Someone suggested loading yourself up with drugs. Not good. I will have an upcoming blog post and video on that for you.
Until then, take care.
Rick Kaselj, MS