Back Pain

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This page contains information on how to elevate back pain.

Back pain isn’t as uncommon as you might think. Increasingly our lifestyles are putting a great strain on our backs.

Stress and anxiety are all too common indicators of this hectic lives we lead. Unfortunately they can lead to back and neck pain as we physically and emotionally tense and round up our shoulders.

Moreover, we continue to work (a lot of us) in environments where we sit for extended periods of time, largely at desks glued to our computer. For many people, sitting in a seat for 40 hours plus per week is the quickest way to develop back pain that seriously hurts! And what’s worrying is that for some people, they have never even experienced back pain before; they’ve never experienced lower back pain, shoulder difficulties or neck pain, but suddenly notice these symptoms coming on. Even if the symptoms do not last for very long, they can start affecting people on a daily basis.

The worst part is that if you do get lower back pain, it may seem so tough to eliminate. You try adjusting your posture and it still hurts. You try rubbing it or massaging it or stretching it out fast – and it still hurts.

So here are a few exercises you can do right now for lower back pain relief.

Exercises For Your Lower Back

The underlying premise is simple: you are experiencing pain because of chronic inactivity and anxiety and this weakens certain muscles and tightens others. So here are two powerful exercises which we know work. (Even famous celebrities and professional athletes do these to handle their back pain)

Exercise one – (Duration: 5-10 minutes)

Lie on your back with both legs bent at right angles either on a chair or block
Rest your hands on your stomach or lay with your arms out in the side below shoulder level, with your palms facing upward
Breathe from your tummy. Let the lower back relax.
Hold the position for 5-10 minutes
Exercise two
How to do it:

Lie on your back with one leg resting on a chair, with your knee bent at 90 degrees, while the other leg is extended straight out and resting on the floor.
Make sure both legs are aligned with your hips and shoulders
The foot of your extended leg should be propped upright to prevent it from rolling to one side
Hold this posture for a couple of minutes then do the same on the opposite side.
Exercise three
Make sure you move and walk even if you can only manage 10 minutes at a time. Try and do a 10 minute walk 3 times daily.

We do recommend that you always consult your health care professional before beginning any exercise programme.

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