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17/04/2013 at 08:41
I'm in agony with my back at the moment, i blame it on c-sections and carrying babies. Anyway, normally i go to zumba on a wednesday night, what do you think? Will it help to ease it off a bit of wiggling around or do you think it'll make things worse?
17/04/2013 at 08:53
I have never tried zumba so not sure. Can you go but just do a lighter version?? or is it too full on?! I wouldnt't put to much stress on back if you're in pain will only put you out longer. xxx
17/04/2013 at 08:54
i would probably leave it this week as you dont want to add more pain x
17/04/2013 at 08:55
PJ, it's a dance/aerobic type exercise.
17/04/2013 at 08:56
I would probably leave it, this week. You don't want to be worse off and out longer.
17/04/2013 at 09:00
I don't think I'd go either. Maybe try a gentle walk instead just to stop it seizing up
17/04/2013 at 09:06
I think i probably will end up leaving it then, thanks for the advice. Might try and fit swimming in this week instead at some point, something that's not perhaps so high intensity.
17/04/2013 at 09:12
swimming will be good!
17/04/2013 at 09:21
What kind of pain is it? What area of your back?
(I'm a holistic therapist)
17/04/2013 at 09:39
Swimming is always recommended by my chiro when my back is bad. It's low impact and you're supported by the water. Have you been to see someone about the pain? Hope it's better soon.
17/04/2013 at 09:41
It depends on where the pain is and what stroke you do. Lumbar pain can be worsened by the breast stroke as the position can compress the vertebrae.
17/04/2013 at 10:03
The pain is lower back and in my hips. My body has never been right since i had the kids. I would usually do breast stroke, i can't really swim the other strokes properly.
17/04/2013 at 10:20
If its lower and hips I'd avoid breast stroke. Can you crawl on your back?
Have you considered yoga or Pilates? Or an abs/core class? Anything that strengthens your core will help to support your back and hips. Things like sit up straights and holding the plank position are great.
Have you looked at your posture? I find 99% of my clients with back pain have poor posture. Do you sleep on your side? Try a pillow between your legs (you probably did this when pregnant. Check the height of your pillows. Your neck and shoulders should be at a right angle. If you're pushing a pram try not to lean onto the handles, keen your tummy and pelvis tucked under.
Try using your fists to pummel you bum cheeks and down the outside of your things, up th inside again. I do this whenever I'm standing g about waiting for the kettle/pot to boil. Every time you walk past a mirror check your posture. Bum and tummy in, shoulders back and down, neck neutral - not sticking out or sucked back.
17/04/2013 at 12:11
Lavender Rose- thank you for those tips, i'll give them a go.
I can't do sit ups, never have been able to, i put it down to being overweight too, but i'm currently trying to shift some weight so perhaps things like that will come with time, i also know that being overweight isn't helping with the back pain.
Posture is a possibility, i'm sat at a computer for the most of the day, and i do tend to slouch. I will try and sort this.
I do sleep on my side a lot, and when i put the pillow between my legs it does feel better. I've currently dropped from 3 pillows to two, and i do seem to be noticing a bit of a difference.
17/04/2013 at 13:17
I found pilates stretches helped to strengthen my back/core muscles and made a huge difference.
Also have you had your workspace assessed? If you're getting back pain you should be able to have this done, to see if there are things that should change - like how your desk is positioned, your chair, computer, all make a difference. One of my colleagues was complaining about it the other year. The occupational health person pointed out that he sat at an angle and twisted the whole time. No wonder his back was aching!
17/04/2013 at 13:45
Cedar - we have a H&S person though who carried out my H&S assessment when i was pregnant, nothing was commented on then with regards to my work space and it being a problem.
17/04/2013 at 13:52
I'd ask for another work station assessment, you are no longer pregnant so you maybe could do with things being moved around.
I can't do sit up crunches either - but I can do sit up straights.
Lay flat on your back, legs flat on the floor. Stretch you arms up to the ceiling then sit up. Your legs being flat on the floor help to counter weight your top half. As you get to a sitting position keep your arms stretched up by your ears.
17/04/2013 at 14:04
Will try that Lavender Rose thank you.
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