Back pain is the pits! It can prevent you doing many of the things you would like to do & it can make you sooooo grumpy - just saying.
There are a few common myths around back pain however, that may make you think you can't do things that you actually can... like exercise for example.
Big Fat Myth No 1 - Exercise is bad for back pain.
This is a big furphy - often exercise is actually good as a preventative measure & also a treatment for back pain - depending on the cause of the pain of course.
Health Care Professionals will often recommend exercise for certain back issues, so it is important to get your back checked out by your GP or other Health Professional, so you know what you can & can not do.
Sometimes resting your back for too long can actually make matters worse. Gentle movement can often be the best medicine, so make sure you get your back pain diagnosed - you may find you are prescribed exercise to treat what ails you.
If you are able to exercise, it is important to get a clear understanding of which movements are beneficial for you, & which you should avoid. Getting this information is writing is a great idea, as it will help your trainer to better understand your issues, so they can work out a program for you that will help rather than hinder your back pain.