Back injuries are amongst some of the worst you can suffer. Minor back injuries may require you to take pain relief and rest for one to two week. Serious back injuries on the other hand often require physiotherapy. This is to build the muscles up within your back. Many back injuries may require you to miss work. If you suffer a back injury in any circumstance, we at Accident Advice Helpline suggest that you visit a doctor immediately to remedy the issue. Some back injuries require surgery and if left for too long can cause irreparable damage.
On the way to recovery, a doctor or a physiotherapist might advise exercises for your back after injury to help damaged muscles or ligaments repair themselves.
Top 5 exercises for your back after injury
- Chest to the knee. This stretch will help with aligning your pelvis as well as stretching your lower back muscles. Many back injuries come after your pelvis or hips weren’t correctly aligned. When you fall, your back spasms and you experience deep pain in your back.
- Cobra stretch. This is very much for those who are in an advanced stage of recovery. This stretch requires a high level of comfort and flexibility. Lie on your stomach and put your palms on the floor and push upwards and arch your back. This stretches your lower back muscles as well as your abdomen.
- Lying knee twist. Lie on your back and stretch your leg across your body. This will stretch paraspinal muscles which are often very sore after back injuries so it’s worth noting to be careful with this one if you’re in pain.
- Child’s pose. A pose commonly used in yoga, you need to get onto your knees and place your palms on the ground and then extend your arms fully.
- Dog pose. Another yoga stretch, emulate the way in which a dog would stand by getting on your hands and knees and alternate between rocking back and forth to stretch your lower back.
Have you suffered a back injury that was someone else’s fault?
At Accident Advice Helpline, we look to help you by using our wealth of experience in personal injury claims with over 16 years of experience. If you’d like to claim compensation for a back injury suffered at work, call our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or take a 30-second test on our website.