Got back pain? I have had what I thought to be sciatica for years, then last May I tripped up my garage steps (trying to carry in an entire week’s worth of groceries in one trip – not recommended) and made it much worse. I went to about a month’s worth of physical therapy (I loved my PT & recommend him highly if you ever need one!). MY PT treated me with the McKenzie Method and it was really helpful. I followed the home exercises during & after my recovery, then reinjured my back when a man next to me at Keeneland appeared to have a heart attack & I went over, grabbed him under the shoulders and transferred him from a chair to the ground while in a short dress & 4″ heels. This time, I was able to complete the home exercises and my back soon returned to baseline.
If you have mild back pain, maybe consider asking your doc for a PT referral to someone certified in the McKenzie Method for a few sessions. If your doc & PT decide that McKenzie is right for you, the home exercises are simple & easy to squeeze in. The book is a great reference HERE and the McKenzie Roll HERE is really supportive when sitting for long periods of time at a desk or when traveling.
***THIS ISN’T MEDICAL ADVICE – I’M SIMPLY SHARING MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, I AM NOT A PHYSICIAN OR PHYSICAL THERAPIST – ALWAYS ASK YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER BEFORE STARTING OR CHANGING ANY ACTIVITY OR EXERCISE PROGRAM***