Running & Lower Back Pain: 3 Ways Your Back Can Be Affected
Running is a dynamic cardiovascular exercise. You can run alone or with friends, at home or in an exotic location. It is also a physical activity that you can do at nearly any age. While there are many benefits to becoming a running enthusiast, you will also have to watch for some of the most common athletic injuries. Conditions like runner’s knee, shin splints, and pulled muscles may occur when you run regularly.
It is also essential to understand the link between running and lower back pain. After all, it is an activity involving repetitive impact and stress on the body. Some people with underlying back problems may find that long-distance running in particular makes their symptoms worse. If you are noticing discomfort or tension in your lower back while you run, you’ll want to understand the following ways your back can be affected. It is also helpful to know which types of lower back pain treatments are available to you.
1. Muscle Strain
When you overextend yourself during a run, you may feel pain and muscle spasms in the center of your lower back. The tightness and twitching are often signs of a muscle strain or sprain. These injuries are usually not severe but do require self-care.
If you start to feel discomfort or have muscle spasms while you run, stop exercising immediately. Rest your back or do some gentle stretching of the lower back and hamstrings. Loosening up your legs and lumbar area can help to ease spasms or tightness. You can also try ice therapy or heat therapy to relax the muscles and reduce lower back spasms. If the pain continues past your recovery session, take a few days off from training to engage in self-care techniques. Your doctor may also recommend over the counter (OTC) pain medication or OTC anti-inflammatory medication. Low-level laser therapy for lower back pain is shown to be effective for modulating spasms, pain, and inflammation.
Wearing a Curavi™ laser therapy belt for 30 minutes per day can help you to reduce your muscle spasms and live more comfortably. Ask a physician if you continue to feel pain after a few days. This could be the sign of a different type of injury. You may also need to engage in another form of self-care.
Spinal discs are like shock absorbers for your spine and lower back. When you run repetitively, the stress you put on your spine can cause damage to these discs. After suffering a disc injury, continuing to run may cause the pain to get worse.
If you are a runner who experiences chronic lower back pain, consider having an evaluation by a spine physician. Your symptoms may be a sign of a herniated disc in the lower back. Also known as a bulging or ruptured disc, this injury is one of the most common reasons for having back pain. Your doctor will evaluate your symptoms to determine if you have disc damage or another condition. In the meantime, using your Curavi™ Belt can help to temporarily relieve your pain or swelling.
Hyperlordosis is a form of poor posture. If you have the condition, you will notice a more pronounced inward curve of the spine in your lumbar area. Some of the common causes of hyperlordosis include injury to the spine and structural issues with the lower back. It is also possible to experience this posture problem due to a neuromuscular disease.
Runners can treat symptoms of hyperlordosis at home. Specific stretches can help to correct your posture and reduce back discomfort. Start by trying some of the most popular core and hip exercises to correct lordosis posture like hip extensions, hamstring curls, and sitting pelvic tilts. A physical therapist or athletic trainer may also be able to help you with achieving better posture. Low-level light therapy will help to reduce any back strain or stress while you strengthen your muscles and adjust your pose.
Easing Your Lower Back Pain from Running
Running is a sport that has many health benefits. As you enjoy your hobby, you can keep your back and abdominal muscles healthy by engaging in strength training routines. Planks and mountain climbers are a couple of exercises to prevent lower back pain. You can also count on your Curavi™ laser light therapy belt for your back symptoms.
There are three ways to receive the benefit of medical-grade laser diodes for pain relief: the CuraviUltra™ Belt, which provides great coverage, and our premier laser therapy belt, the CuraviPro™ Belt, with professional-grade coverage for fast relief. All you need are 30 minutes of treatment per day to see results. By creating a self-care and rest plan for when you feel pain, you can feel free to reap the advantages of running any time you like
Alleviate Backpain on-the-go with Curavi Laser Belts
Curavi values your peace of mind and we want you to feel secure about your purchase. We know that our Curavi™ belts work. We are so confident in the effectiveness of our devices that all purchases of Curavi™ laser therapy belts made on www.curavi.com have a No-Risk 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Since the temporary relief from pain can be felt within minutes of treatment, you will know if Curavi is right for you within a short amount of time.
We guarantee your satisfaction or we will gladly accept returns of Curavi laser devices purchased by customers on www.curavi.com within the first month for 100% refund of your purchase price. Please note that only purchases made directly from www.curavi.com are eligible for our satisfaction guarantee. This offer is not applicable to purchases made through physicians or other retailers. Please check with your physician or retailer for their return policy.
If after using the device, you decide that you are not satisfied with your results, contact us to initiate a return within 30 days of purchase. The return may only be made by the customer on record verified with proof of purchase. You will be responsible for return shipping costs. No returns can be initiated after 30 days from purchase. Policy updated on February 6, 2020. For purchases prior to February 6, 2020, please refer to your purchase documentation.
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All www.curavi.com sales are final. No refunds or exchanges with the exception of sales qualifying for the Satisfaction Guarantee. If you wish to make a qualified return, contact Curavi Customer Service team at 1 (844) 748-3338 to obtain a Return Material Authorization. The Curallux shipping department will not accept any shipments without a Return Material Authorization (RMA). We recommend you insure your shipment and register to receive tracking updates. Curallux, LLC will only accept fully functional like-new laser devices for returns. Curallux will provide credit to the credit card used for purchase. Once a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) has been issued, the device must be postmarked for return within 14 days. Failure to comply may result in Curallux refusing the delivery.
Please refer to limited warranty details below for your Curavi laser therapy belt model.
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Curallux, LLC warrants the device against defects in materials or workmanship for a 3 year period indicated above starting from the date of purchase from a Curavi authorized seller. To activate your warranty, register your device within 30 days of purchase at www.curavi.com/warranty. If a defect in material or workmanship exists, Curallux will repair or replace the necessary parts with new or reworked parts at no charge. Any replaced parts will be covered under the original limited warranty. This Warranty is not transferable & does not cover damages caused by acts of God, misuse, negligence, accident, or modification of any part of the unit as determined by our service department. This Warranty does not cover damage due to improper operation or maintenance, connection to improper voltage supply, or attempted repair by anyone other than the company. Failure to use and maintain the device in accordance with the instructions in this manual will void the product warranty.
Batteries will need to be replaced over time through Curallux. Please contact Curavi Customer Care should you need to get warranty service or order replacement parts such as Battery Packs or AC adapters.
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