Do you suffer from back pain and need back pain relief? Back pain is a very common health issue in the United States, with more than 50 percent of people experiencing it at some point in their lives. The National Institutes of Health reports that between 80 and 90 percent of all adults experience low back pain at least once during their lifetime.
Back pain can be acute (sudden) or chronic (long-term). The pain is often caused by muscle spasms or inflammation of the muscles surrounding the spine. The most common cause of lower back pain is strained or sprained muscles in the hips and buttocks. However, there are many other causes of back pain as well.
In this article instruction and video, we are going to show a quick and simple workout for back pain relief:
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You carry a lot of weight on your lower back throughout the day. Your lumbar (or lower) spine bears the brunt of your upper body’s weight, whether sitting or standing. This can cause back pain and stiffness by compressing the vertebral discs in the lower back over time. Intervertebral discs can get squeezed and even burst between each vertebra. Corrective exercises, such as the one described in this article, are critical for reversing this compression and lengthening the spine.
This workout is short and easy to do while sitting in a chair, so you may do it at work or on the couch.
Quick Exercise for Back Pain Relief
Sit up straight in your chair and stretch towards the sky with your arms. Maintain a forward stare while keeping your shoulders down and away from your ears. Imagine a thread pulling you up from the top of your head while you engage your core to assist in lengthening your spine. Decompress the pressure, stress, and strain that your lower back is experiencing. Throughout the movement, make sure you’re taking deep, full breaths. For a few seconds, reach for the sky, then relax. Repeat for a total of five times. You can go up to a five-second reach and ten repetitions if you like. Check-in with yourself after each round of repetitions, and if you’re feeling good, repeat the process a few times more during the day.
Try doing this exercise! We hope you enjoy it and will try it out for a few days. It’s simple and quick and can provide immediate relief from back pain and strain. Remember that we have a wealth of tools here at ExercisesForInjuries.com to assist you with your back pain or any other pain or injury you may be experiencing. Type your pain, ailment, or area of interest into our search box, and we’ll direct you to a list of free resources to help you feel better and live your best life.
Rick Kaselj, MS