Back pain isn’t as uncommon as you might think. Increasingly our lifestyles are placing a great strain on our backs.
Stress and stress are all too common symptoms of this hectic lives we lead. Unfortunately they can contribute to back and neck pain because we emotionally and physically stressed and round up our shoulders.
Moreover, we continue to function (a lot of us) in environments where we sit for extended periods of time, mainly at desks glued to our computer. For some people, sitting in a chair for 40 hours plus per week is the fastest way to develop back pain that seriously hurts! And what’s worrying is that for some people, they have never experienced back pain before; they’ve never had lower back pain, shoulder issues 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 can 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.
You try getting up and walking around and then it hurts again ten minutes later. It can be incredibly frustrating.
So here are some exercises that you can do right now for lower back pain relief.
Exercises To Your Lower Back
The underlying assumption is simple: you are experiencing pain because of chronic inactivity and anxiety and this interrupts specific muscles and tightens others. So here are two powerful exercises which we know work. (Even famous celebrities and professional athletes do these to manage their back pain)
Lie on your back with both legs bent at right angles either on a chair or block
Rest your hands on your stomach or put with your arms out in the side below shoulder level, with your palms facing up
Breathe from your tummy. Let the lower back unwind.
Hold the position for 5-10 minutes
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 position for a couple of minutes then do the same on the other side.
Be certain you go and walk even if you can only handle 10 minutes at a time. Attempt to do a 10 minute walk 3 times daily.
We do recommend that you always consult your health care professional before beginning any exercise programme.