Back pain is not as uncommon as you may 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 physically and emotionally tense and round up our shoulders.
In addition, we continue to work (a lot of us) in environments where we sit for long intervals, mainly at desks glued to our computer. For some people, sitting in a chair for 40 hours plus a week is the fastest way to develop back pain that seriously hurts! And what’s worrying is that for some people, they’ve never experienced back pain before; they’ve never had 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 can seem so hard to eliminate. You try adjusting your posture and it still hurts. You try rubbing it or massaging it or stretching it out quickly – and it still hurts.
It can be incredibly frustrating.
So here are some exercises you can do right now for lower back pain relief.
Exercises To Your Lower Back
The underlying assumption is simple: you are experiencing pain due to chronic inactivity and anxiety and this weakens certain muscles and tightens others. So here are two powerful exercises that we know work. (Even famous stars 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 put 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
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 ground.
Ensure both legs are aligned with your hips and shoulders
The foot of your extended leg should be propped upright to keep it from rolling to one side
Hold this position for a couple of minutes then do the same on the opposite side.
Make sure you move and walk even if you can only manage 10 minutes at a time. Attempt to do a 10 minute walk 3 times a day.
We do recommend that you always consult your health care practitioner and check the website before beginning any exercise programme.