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 because we emotionally and physically stressed and round our shoulders up.
Moreover, we continue to function (a lot of us) in environments where we sit for extended intervals, largely at desks glued to our computer. For many people, sitting in a seat for 40 hours plus a week is the quickest way to develop back pain which seriously hurts! And what is worrying is that for many people, they’ve never 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 begin 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 rubbing it or massaging it or extending it out fast – and it still hurts.
So here are a few 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 due to chronic inactivity and anxiety and this interrupts specific muscles and tightens others. So here are two powerful exercises which we know work. (Even famous stars and professional athletes do these to handle 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 out your arms in the side below shoulder level, with your palms facing upward
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 ground.
Ensure both legs are aligned with your hips and shoulders
The foot of your extended leg ought to be propped upright to keep it from rolling to one side
Hold this posture for a couple of minutes then do the same on the opposite side.
Be certain that 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 starting any exercise programme.