Depending on the cause of the back pain and intensity of the pain, some exercises may not be recommended and can be harmful. However, moving is good for back pain. Moving can help ease stiffness, improve movement in joints as well as helping to get fitter in general.
The benefit of keeping moving are that, it:
- facilitates increased blood flow and circulation. Improved blood circulation promotes tissue healing, reduced swelling and reduced pain
- improved feeling of overall well-being
- increased strength of muscles, flexibility and endurance https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/exercises-for-back-pain/