Movement nourishes and repairs the discs, muscles, ligaments, and joints in your spine. Active exercise also helps incorporate the needed nutrients into and around the disc spaces throughout your spine.
Whether you’re a corporate desk jockey or a major league baseball player, chances are you’ve experienced back pain that impacted job performance. It’s one of the most common reasons for missing work, and according to a report recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine, more than 80% of us will experience at least one bout of acute low back pain in our lifetimes.
Certain types of exercise can lower the risk of back pain during pregnancy. Back pain during pregnancy comes from the more pronounced curvature of the spine that results when the abdomen expands and alters a woman’s center of gravity.
Exercises focused on improving motor skills may work as well for easing lower back pain as other types of physical activity, a recent research review suggests.