ryb exercises

Discussions relating to Lower Back Pain.

ryb exercises

Postby kerry graham » Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:51 pm

Hi I purchased the book RYB 5 weeks ago after suffering from really painful sciatica for 4 weeks.But I've had a bad back on and off for 9 years.

I started on the simple stretching exercises about 4 weeks ago and my leg is feeling alot better.However,3 days ago I started on the next stage of the programme(stretching mobility strenghtening etc)as instructed and although I am not in pain as such my lower back aches and I feel alittle stiff!!

IS this normal or am I doing the next exercises too soon or am I doing them incorrect?

Anyone else had similar problems.
Thanks Kerry
kerry graham
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:38 am

Postby randolph » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:35 pm

Hello Kerry

Sounds like you did just a little bit too much too soon. A very normal thing to do as you learn your limits.

It's a very good sign, I think, that you had good progress the first 4 weeks, doing the beginning RYB exercises, presumably without back ache or stiffness. Since the back ache and stiffness started after doing the advanced exercises, you might want to cut back to doing just the beginning exercises again until the pain and stiffness is gone (probably within a week). Then add the advanced exercises, a few each week, so you can better monitor which movements or positions are causing pain and are better left for doing later, as your healing progresses.

In my own case, it took me several months to be able to do the cobra with my palms on the floor ... and after a year, I'm still working on bending forward. But progress is definitely forward.

Keep experimenting; it's alright to start slow with each exercise and very gradually add reps and time you do each one. Don't be too concerned about the daily setbacks; measure progress week-to-week.

Hope this helps. Randolph
randolph
 
Posts: 429
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:05 pm
Location: Wilkesboro NC


Return to Lower Back Pain

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest

cron


Home   |   About   |   Articles   |   Books   |   Donations   |   Resources


Contact Information:
RebuildYourBack.com
400 S. 10th Avenue
Ozark, Missouri 65721


email:

© Copyright 2003, 2013 RebuildYourBack.com



The information in RebuildYourBack.com is not intended as a substitute for medical professional help or advice but is to be used only as an aid in understanding back and neck pain. A physician should always be consulted for any health problem. RebuildYourBack.com provides links to other organizations as a service to our readers and is not responsible for the information, services, or products provided by these web sites, health professionals, or companies. See Terms and Conditions.