Symptoms of low back pain can either radiate down one or both legs or centralize towards the midline of the body based on movement in specific directions. Repeated motions in a specific direction may initially cause symptoms but as the repetitions progress the symptoms lessen and centralize towards the midline of the body.
Patients suffering Low Back Pain with radiating symptoms into the leg are most likely to respond to repeated movement exercises prescribed by a physical therapist.
4 phases to recover with this form of Low Back Pain:
- Centralize symptoms with repeated movement exercises.
- Avoid daily postures that tend to worsen the symptoms.
- Gradually move in the opposite direction of the repeated movement exercises as symptoms improve.
- Remember, future episodes of Low Back Pain are likely but you can use this recipe to self-manage symptoms in many cases.
If you are currently experiencing low back pain
Do as much of your normal routine as possible (bed rest for longer than a day can actually slow down your recovery)
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