Well 20 or so years ago the advice given for back pain was to rest/lie down, but research has now done a U turn and has shown that inactivity doesn’t help back pain but in fact makes it worse!!
Therefore the best thing you can do is keep moving. Researchers have so far not concluded that there is any type of exercise that is better so the best thing to do is pick an activity you like and keep doing it. Anything from Pilates through to swimming and general back stretches.
Keep moving to get your back to Fully Fit!
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Below is just some further information on exercise and back pain
Searle, A., Spink, M., Ho, A., & Chuter, V. (2015). Exercise interventions for the treatment of chronic low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Clinical rehabilitation, 29(12), 1155-1167.
Natour, J., Cazotti, L. D. A., Ribeiro, L. H., Baptista, A. S., & Jones, A. (2015). Pilates improves pain, function and quality of life in patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. Clinical rehabilitation, 29(1), 59-68.
Daenen, L., Varkey, E., Kellmann, M., & Nijs, J. (2015). Exercise, not to exercise, or how to exercise in patients with chronic pain? Applying science to practice. The Clinical journal of pain, 31(2), 108-114.
Murphy, S., Blake, C., Power, C. K., & Fullen, B. M. (2014). Outcomes of a group education/exercise intervention in a population of patients with non-specific low back pain: a 3-year review. Irish Journal of Medical Science (1971-), 183(3), 341-350.
Cohen, S. P. (2015, February). Epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of neck pain. In Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Vol. 90, No. 2, pp. 284-299). Elsevier.