Q. Can I exercise with resistance bands if I have neck, shoulder and back pain?

Answered by
Dr. Atul Prakash
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Sep 17, 2017 and last reviewed on: Sep 18, 2019

Hello doctor,

Can I exercise with resistance bands if I have neck, shoulder and back pain?

Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert Orthopedics And Traumatology Physiotherapy Spine Health
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • You should realize that there are two types of exercises.
  1. Range of motion. This is recommended when the patient has pain, active symptoms, muscle spasm, and instability.
  2. Strengthening: once the acute pain has settled and a full pain-free range of motion has been achieved, these exercises can be done for strength or endurance.
  • Now coming to your question, if you are having pain, then this is not the time to do strengthening exercises.
  • You should be taking the right efforts to improve your symptoms, reduce pain and achieve a full pain-free range of motion.
  • I suggest you try taking muscle relaxants, NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) tablets, apply ice, and hot packs until the pain settles. Then do Thera-Band exercises.

For more information consult a physiotherapist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/physiotherapist

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