Question: Can I use treadmill if I have back pain?

Can I use a treadmill with lower back pain?

The Best Exercise for Your Back

Cardio exercise alleviates back pain and prevents future injury when you use the equipment correctly. Aerobic activity — either on a treadmill or elliptical — improves your overall health.

Why does walking on treadmill hurt my back?

Extra weight around your stomach pulls your pelvis forward and strains your lower back, which causes acute pain when you walk. The additional weight also pulls down most of the weight of your upper body to your lower back, which adds even more pressure once you walk.

Is a treadmill as good as walking?

The surface of a treadmill is more forgiving than concrete and its consistent surface is excellent for beginners or injured walkers, too. If there is not a safe walking route available or optimal weather, a treadmill or elliptical is the better exercise choice.

Is walking good for lower back pain?

The simple movement of walking is one of the best things we can do for chronic lower back pain. Ten to fifteen minutes of walking twice a day will help ease lower back pain. Substitute this activity for a more vigorous type of exercise if you prefer and/or are able.

What are the side effects of treadmill?

Side effects

  • dystonia.
  • muscle spasms in legs.
  • pain.
  • pain in knee(s)
  • shortness of breath (dyspnea)
  • slow movement (bradykinesia)
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Is cycling OK for lower back pain?

Bicycling is a popular form of exercise and is a good option for people who have problems with low back pain. Biking is less jarring to the spine than many other forms of exercise, such as running or aerobics.

Is treadmill good for sciatica?

It’s fine to walk, not run, on your treadmill. But don’t power through if you are in pain. “I would say sciatica pain or nerve pain is not a ‘good pain’ like sore muscles that people should power through,” Dr. Mukai says.