Our friend Tony Comella (@tony.comella on Instagram) is a Physical Therapist, Coach, Owner of ADAPT Physical Therapy, and Co-Founder of @e3rehab. He knows a thing or two about training-related injuries and can help you stay healthy and strong.
Regarding pain and lower back pain in particular, the solution may not be what you think! The old advice of sitting on the couch and not moving for months and months is now outdated.
Here’s what Dr. Tony has to say:
Acute back pain can be scary and frightening. It can stop us from doing activities we enjoy.
And the fear of damage may lead us down a road of false beliefs, fear avoidant behavior and unnecessary spending on ineffective treatments.
Once red flags and sinister pathology has been ruled out, the goal is to build people back up. Let them know the human body and their spine is strong and resilient.
It is safe and healthy to move, but might we need to modify some exercises and activity temporarily.