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Exercise More Effective Than Medicines For Back Pain

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Studies have proved that any form of exercise can reduce recurring back pain. Lack of exercise weakens the muscles of the body, leaving all locomotion to be supported by bones. The back takes most of the strain as it supports almost every section of the body individually, making it weaker over time and causing pain. Avoid medications and be constantly active.

Lower back pain is the most common type of pain that everybody has experienced. Immaterial of whether it is acute or chronic, it is always a very unpleasant experience. And since it’s a universal problem, it has numerous solutions ranging from Velcro support belts to ergonomic chairs.

Chris Maher, a professor from The George Institute For Global Health, University of Sydney, along with his team conducted over 21 tests with 30,000 people from across the globe. These studies were targeted at figuring out what helps reduce back pain most effectively. In a year, it was noted that recurring back pain reduced in over 35-45% of the subjects who exercised regularly. The form of exercise varied from each person, leaving the researchers to conclude that general exercise was a viable fix for back pain.

Why Exercise Is So Important

If simply exercising can reduce back pain and its recurrence, why is it so common? A study pointed out that doctors prescribe antibiotics and passive treatments like the support belt or traction methods. This pill oriented thinking is what puts us in a physiologically poor state. Lack of exercise weakens the muscles of the body, leaving all locomotion to be supported by bones. The back bone takes most of the strain in this case as it supports almost every section of the body individually, making it weaker over time and causing pain.

Certain theories say that exercise is the cheapest form of treatment for several ailments and suggesting it may hit pharmaceutical companies below the belt. The population of several countries collectively spends over 50 billion dollars a year in attempts to cure back related problems.

To prevent back pain or its recurrence, it is important to avoid a sedentary lifestyle and rely on drugs to do the magic. Most practical studies show how back strength deteriorates with a lack of exercise and physical activity.

Read more here – Forget The Gizmos: Exercise Works Best For Lower-Back Pain 

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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