Using exercise to defeat back pain or a whiplash injury
It may sound like a contradiction, but keeping more active when you are suffering from back or neck pain, or a whiplash injury in Ancaster, can actually help your injury to ease up quicker, and ease the amount of pain you are in. If you do want to recover fully from a back injury, or a whiplash injury in Ancaster, then you need exercise to build up your muscle tone, in order to stop this kind of injury from occurring again.
If you’ve suffered a whiplash injury in Ancaster as the result of a road accident which was caused by the other driver, you should think about using compensation to pay for physical therapy or a personal trainer who can help you to rebuild your muscles after your injury. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about your whiplash injury in Ancaster and find out more about the compensation process.
Speak to your doctor about your whiplash injury in Ancaster
Before you do any kind of exercise, if you are recovering from an injury, you need to see a doctor to make sure that the exercise you want to do is safe, and that you don’t actually risk making your injuries worse or creating a new problem which may take longer to solve. Your doctor should also be able to refer you to a physical therapist, who can work through an exercise regime with you to ensure that you are doing the right exercises to heal the specific injury you have suffered.
Start with walking or swimming
Before you start on any more high impact exercise, such as running or lifting weights, try a low impact regime such as walking and swimming. This prepares the body for further exercise without causing any of the muscle strains that other types of exercise can cause. Try to walk for about 20-30 minutes each day, or take an hour long swim every other day until you start to feel the pain ease.
Try back strengthening exercises
Try to alternate or team these with aerobic exercise like walking, swimming or even jogging if you feel up to it, but once the pain has started to recede a little you can start to think about building your back up again, with weights and stretches to help you back build up muscle and flexibility.
Make sure you always stretch
Before and after you have done any kind of exercise, make sure that your back is fully stretched out and feels limber and comfortable, ready for activity. If you try to exercise with cold, tight muscles, you run the risk of injuring yourself worse than you were injured before! You will also feel the benefits much more quickly if you stretch out every time you exercise.
Date Published: 1st May 2014
Author: David Brown