Something happened to me while I was working out. I tweaked and flared up my back.
I have been lucky that it has been two years since I really flared up my back. I wanted to share some tips that I do when my back flares up.
Tips for Lower Back Pain Flare Up
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#1 – Keep Moving
I try to keep walking and keep moving around to loosen up my back. This prevents my muscles in my lower back from tightening and locking up.
#2 – Deep Breathing
I try to do deep breathing. While I am doing that deep belly breathing, I try to focus on relaxing my muscles in my lower back.
#3 – Activate Deep Core Muscles
When I am not upright or when I need to bend and reach for something, I try to remind myself to activate those deep core muscles and pelvic floor muscles. Through this, I will be able to relearn the firing pattern of activating those deep muscles to stabilize my back. I focus on the pain side of things. There are a number of things that I do in getting my mobility back when my back flares up.
I’ll have another video for you very soon on how to increase and improve mobility after a back flare up. If you are a fitness professional, make sure to swing by ExercisesForInjuries.com and get your Shoulder Injury Guide. You just need to leave your name and email address and then I’ll send you the guide right away.
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Rick Kaselj, MS