Is Rebounding Bad For Your Back?

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Trampoline rebounding is a low-impact exercise, which does not damage your spine in any way. Trampoline rebounding has, in fact, several benefits, in which flexibility of the back is one. Many orthopedic surgeons recommend weight maintenance exercises to prevent back problems. This can be achieved through mini trampoline exercises. 

Safety Guidelines

If you are healthy, Trampoline rebounding does not hurt your spine. But if you are suffering from certain types of health conditions, then you should be careful. For example, if you are suffering from a back issue, then you must avoid rebounding, as it can aggravate your injury.

Don’t think about using a trampoline, if you are suffering from any of these issues: osteoporosis, degenerative disc disease,  fractures, pinched nerves, or sciatica. Trampoline increases disc pressure, which can increase any existing health conditions. 

Saying that, if you have no history of back problems, then it is less likely that you will get any injuries while rebounding.

Improves Immunity 

Trampoline rebounding helps to stimulate the internal organs and improves your immunity. The increased gravitational force on the body, while rebounding, helps the cells of the body to become stronger. It also helps to make the immune cell more active. 

Trampoline rebounding increases balancing, and agility reduces the body fat and improves the firmness of arms, abdomen, hips, and legs. When you are tired, it helps to rejuvenate your body and increases the health and fitness of the body. It also helps to strengthen the heart muscles.

A 20-minute rebounding session gives you the same effect as doing a cardiovascular workout of running for an hour. During rebounding, the resistance against the gravitational force is subtle, but it helps to build cellular strength. Immune cells kill the viruses, bacteria, and cancer cells, so it is highly recommended to activate them. 

Shock Absorption

Your spine is the major support of your body; it helps you to bend, move, or twist. The spring and the netting mechanism of the trampoline absorbs most of the force, when you are jumping on it, this reduces the impact on the spine. The trampoline’s shock-absorbing mechanism protects your spine from the impact of jumping.

Strengthening The Muscles 

When you jump on the trampoline, it helps to strengthen the core muscles as you try to improve your balance and protect your spine from vibrations. The impact exerts pressure on your body, which is distributed evenly throughout the body. This means that jumping on a trampoline evenly distributes the effects of weight and gravity on your head, neck, shoulders, and back.

Trampoline jumping, therefore, promotes a balanced workout approach. The hard surface of the trampoline absorbs the force of the impact and prevents injuries. It strengthens the muscles and also your bones.


Considering all the factors, we conclude that trampoline jumping is safe and beneficial if you are doing the right exercises and avoiding specific workouts if you have any health conditions. Before you begin a regular routine of trampoline exercise, consult your chiropractor if you have any chronic back problems.

Your chiropractor will identify your problem and suggest whether trampoline jumping is suitable for you or not. Trampolines are not only great fun but are also great for doing effective exercises. However, you need to make sure that you will be safe after doing exercises on the trampoline. 

Clay Miller
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