Resources for People with Back Pain
Being active while you have back pain is great for you in a number of ways. It:
makes you feel good
you enjoy to get the most out of them. You can walk, dance, run, swim,
cycle, and play. While doing these activities, focus on what you are
doing, rather than trying to protect the back.
“I’m not going to really do any further damage by doing things ... I think having that in the back of my mind really has encouraged me to progress, and to do more physical activity”
AROHA, 25 YEAR OLD WOMAN
in your expectations. Activity will make you feel better, but it is not
an instant pain reliever. Activity works best (like medication) when it
is taken regularly and consistently.
“Don’t wait till it gets better before you move, you have to move while you’re in pain”
KAREN, 32 YEAR OLD WOMAN