I was painfully reminded this week about the importance of proper exercise for back pain. Someone came to cross training class yesterday and told me that she had hurt her back doing a spinning class. She had a chronic back issue and did not adjust the seat so she over-stretched her back.
Her back spasmed in the middle of the class and now she is still in pain a few days later even after acupuncture treatments. It is such a shame because last year her back was fine and even better after all of my Pilates classes.