We highly recommend you avoid this task if you are currently experiencing low back pain or sciatica. We have several concerns:
A. Most lawn mowers have poor back support.
B. Many people when riding a lawn mower have their backs in a flexed position.
C. The vibrations and bouncing that accompanies the use of the riding lawn mower are more likely to injure your back or prevent it from healing.
D. Many people tend to sit for a long period of time when riding a mower. They are not likely to take needed breaks.
If you are going to use a riding lawn mower, try the following:
A. Strap a back-support cushion to the back of the lawn mower
B. Stop the mower, stand up, and do some back extensions every 20 minutes
C. If you’ll be mowing for over an hour, stop the mower and walk for five minutes
D. After mowing, DO NOT perform any lifting or bending for at least an hour. More walking is advised.
Check out the full Sciatica series of videos along with downloadable guide sheets for each video on our website.
DISCLAIMER We insist that you see a physician before starting this video series. Furthermore, this video series is not designed to replace the treatment of a professional: physician, osteopath, physical therapist, orthopedic surgeon, or chiropractor. It may however serve as an adjunct. Do not go against the advice of your health care professional. When under the care of a professional make certain that they approve of all that you try. This information is not intended as a substitute for medical treatment. Any information given about back-related conditions, treatments, and products is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this publication. Before starting an exercise program, consult a physician.
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