Lower back pain usually appears and settle quickly, but it can also lead to a chronic, complex condition.
How long does recovery take?
In general, 80-90% of lower back pain wears off in about 6-8 weeks, but every person is different.
How to recover?
Pay attention to your symptoms and be guided by your physio. Keep in mind, if you suffer acute back pain, it’s better to stay active. Of course, you shouldn’t exaggerate and don’t do activities that cause more pain, just do what you feel you can. Good workouts without aggravating your pain involve swimming, walking and Pilates. Start carefully, with short sessions, then build up gradually.
What should you avoid?
Avoid the ‘boom and bust’ approach. When suffering from lower back pain, it’s crucial not to push yourself too much because this will only aggravate pain. In your first sessions. prioritize comfort not time. For example, start with as little as 1 minute of cycling then gradually build-up.