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Walking, Cycling and Swimming for Nonspecific Low Back Pain

Walking, Cycling and Swimming for Nonspecific Low Back Pain

Different physical activities such as Walking, Cycling, and Swimming, may bring some relief to people with nonspecific low back pain according to the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT).

picture of a young woman doing breaststroke: swimming may be good for lower backpain
Swimming May Be Good For Your Back

Specifically, lower sections of the back can be exposed to running or swimming for beneficial therapeutic effects. This paper presents the data that looks at these interventional activities. The subject groups were randomized and a control group was added to the trials. Statistical analysis is applied to the raw data. Research shows that these activities provide small benefits as compared to the group without such physical exercise.

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Key Takeaways:

  • Lower back pain is responsible for over 60 million lives that are considered disabled.
  • The best way to treat and prevent chronic lower back pain is to use various different forms of exercise.
  • This study was random based off of population, intervention, comparisons and outcomes.

"In these reviews, all forms of exercise were combined, and there is no high-quality review specifically investigating the effectiveness of walking/running, cycling, or swimming for LBP prevention."

Read more: https://www.jospt.org/doi/full/10.2519/jospt.2022.10612


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