The past several posts on the Laser Spine Surgery thread have prompted me to ask a question regarding physically pushing one's body and its effect on back pain.
I and others understand the need for physical exercise to strengthen our muscles to take some of the strain off of our backs. That is a given.
I and many of you are physically active people, or at least want to be. Many enjoy competitive sports, just as our grandson does. No problem.
There is a line from my experience and the experiences of some of you that you have learned not to cross or your back will pay the price.
When I have been at physical therapy I would say over half of the clients are those with sports related injuries. When I read posts on this forum there are many with back issues associated with pushing our bodies beyond that line. Of letting our minds "rule" rather than listening to what our bodies are telling us.
Is all that pushing ones body in the end worth it? When I look at myself I have mixed feelings about that question.
What are your thoughts on this subject? I'd be most interested in your responses.