I have heard that swimming is good for my back. What do you think?

@kbkbooks (7030)
Canada
November 27, 2006 11:10am CST
I have arthrosis in my back and its really painful. I can't exercise or walk much. Do you think swimming would be good for it?
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• India
30 Nov 06
Ya I think so i heard that swimming is the best exercise for back and arms
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
1 Dec 06
Thanks for your reply.
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@darshakk (2142)
• India
30 Nov 06
swimming is a good exercise overall... but referring to ur problem, u cud consult ur doc before swimmimng....
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
1 Dec 06
Thanks for your reply. I have asked my doctor and he says yes, but I was wondering if anyone had tried it.
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@krizz420 (4389)
• Canada
30 Nov 06
I dont know try it out and let me know I suffer from chronic back pains
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
1 Dec 06
I have been wanting to join a gym and try but have not had a chance. Let me know if you try too.
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@ankscorek (567)
• Djibouti
27 Nov 06
yeah gr8 that is the best exercise for you
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
29 Nov 06
thanks for your response.
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@mansha (6301)
• India
29 Nov 06
I think you should consult a doctor first.Otherwise swimming is a passive excercise-it might help.But should be done only if your doctor allows you.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
30 Nov 06
Good advice, thanks.
@mirunelu (97)
• Romania
27 Nov 06
Yes swimming is very good for back problems.I have some problems with my back too and i know for sure that smimming helps you not only with you back but also with your muscles.So,good luck and i hope you will get better.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
30 Nov 06
Thanks.
@rohit55_56 (2301)
• India
27 Nov 06
yes it is.........
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
30 Nov 06
thanks
@luskas (3430)
• Portugal
27 Nov 06
Yeah it´s great... Besides your back swimming does well to your entire body... Some phisycal exercises could help you too.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
30 Nov 06
thanks.
@gopal_85 (510)
• India
27 Nov 06
the best ever exercise that keeps your body in good condition and
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
30 Nov 06
thanks.
@rohit55_56 (2301)
• India
27 Nov 06
yes it is.........
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
29 Nov 06
Thanks.
@sekhmetgb (462)
27 Nov 06
Yes, we have met about that pain haven't we. Yes, swimming will be good exercise for your back. Obviously do not overdo it. But gentle swimming up and down several lengths will train most of the major muscle groups in the belly and the back. Often back problems are not helped by the fact that a lot of people (including myself) do not have very strong abdominal muscles. You might also like to try Pilates. A good Pilates teacher will take into account your back problem, and will teach you how to achieve core stability, which for people like us is important in order not to have such bad back problems. Good luck anyway :)
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
29 Nov 06
Cool. That's good information to know. Noted.
@moneyseeker (1024)
27 Nov 06
I think swimming is great exercise following an injury. The water supports while you exercise. It's worth a try, perhaps under some sort of supervision.
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
29 Nov 06
thanks for your response.
@lafavorito (2970)
• Philippines
12 Dec 06
Yes I believe swimming will be good for your back pains. I have scoliosis and my doctor recommended me to continue swimming.
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
12 Dec 06
Thanks for your suggestions. I appreciate your comments.
@yarntales (639)
• United States
11 Dec 06
yes, i have heard that it is good for your back. The reason is that it is low-impact exercise. Most exercise puts some stress on the back but the water bouys the body and there is less stress. Most ymcas have programs for people, water exercises or something.
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
12 Dec 06
Thanks for your participation. I appreciate your suggestions.
@oppzon (66)
• Indonesia
11 Dec 06
of course swimming is good for back
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
11 Dec 06
Thanks for your input!
• United States
1 Dec 06
I have deteriorating disc disease and arthristis in my back,,hips legs..lol..so i feel ya..and yes swimming is the very best thing for our back..at the YMCA they even have classes for us to join..check into it and you will fell sooooooo much better!!! good luck!!
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
11 Dec 06
Thank you. You are very encouraging. Here I live right next to a university with a beautiful pool but the membership is very expensive. The Y is a bit of a drive. I am thinking about which is better but plan to do something soon.
@sj_chaudhry (1537)
• Canada
12 Dec 06
swimming is a very good exercise... your all muscles will be strenghten if do it with a proper guide. you should consult a coach who will guide you properly.