Lumbar Spine Syndrome and Exercise

Basically it should be noted that with almost all Back pain moderate exercise is welcome.
Especially after one disc prolapse After a certain recovery phase, movement is one of the most important pillars of physiotherapeutic rehabilitation. But also with all other forms of chronic back pain, maintaining the mobility of the spine and general physical fitness is of great importance. By a reasonable Strength training the body is able to absorb and divert the dynamic forces that occur in everyday life in a more controlled manner and to protect the subsequent braking processes gently.

Of course, there are better and worse suitable sports for a back pain patient and patient with a lumbar spine syndrome.

For example, a recently operated or conservatively treated disc patient should not return to the golf start playing. Especially in this sport, the extreme rotational movement of the upper body, with the golf clubs as an additional lever, creates considerable pressure and above all. Shear loads on the entire back and especially on the Lumbar spine. This effect is made worse by poorly executed golf technique.
Heard for the same reason tennis, especially moderately competitive, not one of the recommended sports. Here, too, there are considerable rotational loads on the Spine, coupled with the stressful overstretching of the back when serving. Both the intervertebral discs and the vertebral joints are very demanding. The so-called Contact sports in which injuries can result from physical contact with an opponent, for example when Soccer or Handball.

Also read: Lumbar spine syndrome symptoms.

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Adequate strengthening exercises for lumbar spine syndrome

On the other hand, endurance sports such as Walking, Nordic walking and also moderate To run. These sports have the common advantage that they do not put a lot of strain on the spine and that, thanks to the even movements, a continuous change between loading and unloading Intervertebral disc acts. This is beneficial for the nutritional situation of the intervertebral discs in the case of a lumbar spine syndrome, because the intervertebral disc tissue is not supplied with blood and the supply of nutrients for the tissue only takes place through this change between loading and unloading.
Also swim is a sport that is well suited for patients with lumbar spine syndrome, but there is also new knowledge on this topic. For a long time the technology of Backstroke favored, but the training effect in terms of strengthening the back muscles is rather low. This offers a much greater effect Breaststroke, but this is only recommended if you have mastered the swimming technique properly. If the swimming technique is poor, the cervical spine in particular is exposed to considerable stress.

Exercise treatments have proven to be extremely efficient training, especially for people with lumbar spine syndrome and spinal problems Pilates Proven method. All Pilates exercises begin with building up basic tension in the core muscles. This tension, the so-called “powerhouse”, should be maintained during the entire exercise phase. The deep muscle layers are activated and through regular exercise the participants develop a significantly better posture. The biggest difference to conventional types of training is that the Pilates method has a more holistic approach. For example, elements from the yoga used.

Also read our related topic: Exercise after a herniated disc