Sports injuries that cause back pain may, for some people, occur more frequently during summer months. The obvious reason is that weather and free time tend to encourage more frequent engagement with running, swimming, cycling and other activities during this time.
One of the best strategies known to minimize the risk for summer sports injuries to your back is planning to prevent. You can cover a lot of ground by simply incorporating a few common sense ideas into your schedule, both on-season and off. Condition yourself all year round. Maintaining a workout routine that includes muscle strengthening and stretching may help protect your back during your more active months; one reason for this is that your back is vulnerable when the rest of your body cannot move easily or safely.
That said, you might be surprised at just what “conditioning” encompasses. Experts state that conditioning does not stop after you walk out of the gym.
Source: www.about.com; Anne Asher; June 26, 2014.