So a year ago halloween I slept in a friends car upright in his front seat...Dont ask why. Anways ever since then my lower back seems to always be in pain. When I am not sitting up completetly straight my lower back aches. Ive been to the Dr several times and they have taken x-rays which came back negative. My Dr suggested physical rehad on the back but I am not ready to go that far. Also I am scared to work out my lower back in fear I might damage it more. Can anyone give me any advice on how to reduce lower back pain and strengthen it so that it can heal? It would be greatly appriciated.
Why? It's not like he recommended surgery. He recommended REHAB. That's not unreasonable when it's been bothering you for over a year.Originally Posted by gonzoflickExactly what a physical therapist would do.Can anyone give me any advice on how to reduce lower back pain and strengthen it so that it can heal?
I know you're half-crazy, but I wish you'd go all the way.
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Razorcut's right. Ab work, lower back work, pay extra special attention to form on all exercises that heavily involve your lower back.Originally Posted by gonzoflick
core workouts.. back extensions. I have neck and upper back pain after 2 car accidents but strengthening my core has eliminated lower back pain.
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Tried a chiropractor yet? I knocked them until I actually tried one. Changed my life.
I ****ed up my lower back doing squats with horrible form like a year and a half ago. My low back gave me bad pain when bending toward the hips past like 45 degrees. Know what fixed it? I got my ass in the gym and did some light squats and deadlifts, focusing on my form. After the first workout, the decrease in pain was substantial. After like three weeks or a month, it was gone completely.
I would recommend to get in the gym and do some light sets, with good form, as mentioned above by another poster. That should do the trick. If that doesn't work, go see a chiropractor or a therapist.