Low-impact aerobic exercise, such as walking, provides the extra advantage of minimizing the jarring of your spine. In addition, you may experience any of the following benefits from a daily routine of low-impact aerobic exercise:
Reduced instances of lower back pain—along with reduced levels of pain during an episode.
Preserved functional capacities, which means you can continue to work and participate in your hobbies.
Increased production of pain-fighting endorphins, which can help reduce your dependence on pain medication for lower back pain relief. An increase in your endorphin levels may also improve your mood and relieve symptoms of depression—a common condition for those suffering from lower back pain.
Regardless of which option you choose for low-impact aerobic exercise, aim to complete at least 20 minutes of exercise five days a week. If you’re new to exercising, begin with 5 minutes and slowly work your way up.