Does Your Back Still Hurt When You Move or Stand?

Don’t be afraid of back pain associated with movement 

Some movements that human beings must do every day like standing or walking will stretch a painful, stiff, or shortened gluteal muscle. Physical therapists can teach you to get used to safe exercises for day-to-day movements.

Distinguishing between hurt and harm

By understanding that “hurt” does not always mean “harm,” you can slowly train your brain to not over-respond to the pain associated with these physical activities. Even though these exercises may cause more pain, this doesn’t represent damage or harm to your spine.

We can teach you to challenge your fears and misunderstandings before sending you for other testing or treatment. By recognizing patterns of belief and having the will to change, you can learn skills that will decrease pain in the short and long term.

Last reviewed: 
April 2018

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