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Exercise balls for back pain or just in general - April 14th 2022, 04:09 PM

I see these exercise balls which really think would help for people with back/low back pain. Does anyone have experience using an exercise ball?

I do plan to get one, if not just get a better computer chair. I need a new one badly.

Here's a link to one for example: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DK9QZV9...4S2NY799FS5YAV

It's just an interesting idea is all.
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Re: Exercise balls for back pain or just in general - April 15th 2022, 12:41 AM

I bought one of these when I had a back injury a few years ago and I've gotten some good use out of it since then. I don't use it as a regular chair but it does come in handy for stretching and exercising; since my job is very physically demanding part of my after-work routine involves using my exercise ball to stretch out my back/shoulder muscles, and it not only helps prevent injuries and stiffness but it also just feels really good. I'd definitely recommend them!


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Re: Exercise balls for back pain or just in general - April 15th 2022, 02:51 AM

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I bought one of these when I had a back injury a few years ago and I've gotten some good use out of it since then. I don't use it as a regular chair but it does come in handy for stretching and exercising; since my job is very physically demanding part of my after-work routine involves using my exercise ball to stretch out my back/shoulder muscles, and it not only helps prevent injuries and stiffness but it also just feels really good. I'd definitely recommend them!
Yes, I have seen some mostly use it if their job is like an office job and they sit all day long. It's good for that too I read online! Seems quite interesting, may consider one then.
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Re: Exercise balls for back pain or just in general - April 21st 2022, 04:16 PM

Update: I still am considering this. I may ask for a new referral to physical therapy, do that whole session, and then if nothing ask for a referral to pain management. I gotta do physical therapy or attempt it before that pain management referral.
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Re: Exercise balls for back pain or just in general - April 24th 2022, 02:34 PM

Rika,

I believe such a ball is a great tool for allieviating back pain. The Internet offers numerous resources in that matter (how to use them properly, what kind of exercises to do etc.).

A lot depends on your motivation - this ball can help you with your pain, but, as with all exercises, you need to be consistent.

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Re: Exercise balls for back pain or just in general - January 18th 2023, 04:17 AM

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Rika,

I believe such a ball is a great tool for allieviating back pain. The Internet offers numerous resources in that matter (how to use them properly, what kind of exercises to do etc.).

A lot depends on your motivation - this ball can help you with your pain, but, as with all exercises, you need to be consistent.

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This is sooo true. I know that my last attempt doing PT they even pretty much said on the paper I got that it is on you to do your exercises at home. You need to be consistent with them and do them as many times a day or so as your physical therapist assigns. I never did go back to try physical therapy again, but may try the clinic my father went to instead.

I honestly was expecting a slight bit more out of PT back then, but realized that what you said is true. A lot of is does rely on you and being consistent.
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