How to Choose a Neck Pain, Back Pain, and Sciatica Exercise Program: Part I

by coachz on December 12, 2009

How to Choose the Right Neck, Back, and Sciatic Nerve Pain Exercise Program and Gym, Health and Fitness Facility or Wellness Center

As we progress through our neck pain, back pain, and sciatica relief exercise program, the way we deal our condition in terms of stretching and exercise will evolve and grow more targeted and intense. As our program changes, the need for the proper program and workout facility will change, as well!

The weather is changing here in the Midwest, it is growing cold and wet! However, even for folks Downunder and in other regions of the World south of the equator, facing the prospect of Summer, the next step in a complete neck pain, back pain, and sciatica relief exercise program is choosing the right gym. Choosing a gym is second only in importance to chosing your medical practitioner; and, followed closely by choosing a personal trainer, to be covered in a subsequent article.

Choosing a medical practitioner is the single most important decision you will make as you deal with your chronic neck, back, and/or sciatic nerve pain issues. I would argue that choosing the right gym is even more important than selecting a physical therapist whom, after all, is usually someone you are referred to and see only as long as the insurance stays in effect.

Once your medical practitioner has cleared you for a stretching and exercise program, and you have finished the generally short stint with your physical therapist, it is time to chose a gym.

As a neck pain, back pain, and sciatica sufferer, you will require certain considerations a “normal” gym members will not and it is crucial you interview the gym thoroughly and that you make certain your personality and that of the gym are in sync. Gyms, like people, have very distinct personalities and it is crucial to the success of your long term neck pain, back pain, and sciatic nerve pain (sciatica) relief exercise program’s success that they match is a good one.

The factors to consider as you consider various gyms and health and fitness centers, those conducive to your neck, back, and sciatic nerve pain issues, are:

1) Location
2) Cleanliness
3) Staff, including the availability of a qualified and competent instructor familiar with neck pain, back pain, and sciatica exercises and, if possible, someone who has first hand experience dealing with the effects of chronic neck pain, back pain, and sciatica
4) The right balance of equipment (i.e., machines, bikes, other types of cardio machines, free weights, etc.)
5) Music and overall socio-cultural personality
6) Locker rooms
7) Shower and restroom facilities (and their cleanliness-a key consideration)
8) Membership levels and facility size
9) Access to staff and equipment during peak periods
10) Length of contract
11) Trial period availability
12) Availability of personal trainers and/or the option to bring in your own qualified personal trainer familiar with your particular neck pain, back pain, and sciatica issues (selection to be covered in a subsequent article)
13) Price
14) Cancellation policy with refund provision for unused portion of membership, if prepaid
15) Rapport with management, empathy based on experience dealing with clients with neck pain, back pain, and sciatica

The above 15 factors are crucial to your long term success and their importance cannot be overstated!

I will cover many of these in depth in subsequent articles. The match in choosing the right gym for your neck pain, back pain, and sciatic nerve pain (sciatica) exercise must be a good one and the comfort level you feel, validated during your initial workout appointment and the trial period, will assure your long term success and ensure you achieve your neck pain, back pain, and sciatica relief exercise program goals!

To your neck pain, back pain, and sciatica relief!

John

Professor John P. J. Zajaros., Sr., The Bad Back Guy
216-539-7412 (office)
Skype: johnzajaros1
johnz@ultimatebadbackstrategies.com

P.S., For more information on neck pain, back pain, and sciatica issues go to The Neck Pain, Back Pain, and Sciatica Relief Strategies of The Bad Back Guy!

P.P.S., For an amazing first step, a program designed to help you deal effectively with your neck pain, back pain, and sciatica, just click here!

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