Low-pressure aerobic activities can be very beneficial for helping back and neck pains. Aerobic exercises increase the flow of blood and nutrients to the back which will help support healing and can reduce stiffness in the back and neck. Low impact exercises are best for patients with back and neck pain. Results from low-pressure aerobics include:
- Fewer episodes of back and neck pain
- More likely to be able to carry on other activities after exercise
- There is an increase in production of endorphins after 30-40 minutes of exercise; which can be the body’s natural painkiller, and reduce the patient’s reliance on pain medications.
- Elevated mood, stress relief, symptoms of depression
Whichever type of low-pressure activity that you choose, make sure the exercise is vigorous enough to increase your heart rate and reach your target heart rate. All these exercises can help with that back and neck pain that is so hard to get rid of, and all the stress that comes along with it. If the pain persists please call and schedule an appointment so that it does not prolong anything that might be wrong.