Hey, I hope you are having a great Christmas weekend.
Over at the Kaselj residence, the family is spending a lot of time together. They asked me about back pain and the exercise below is the one I demonstrated to help them relieve their back discomfort.
Take a look at the exercise and give it a go!
P.S. – This is to remind you that the Boxing Day Sale will end very soon!
In this video today, I want to show you a quick exercise for back pain relief.
Quick Exercise for Back Pain Relief
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I will get Donnalee to demonstrate.
Throughout the day, you have a lot of weight on your lower back. Wether sitting or standing, the weight of your upper body is largely supported by your lumbar (or lower) spine. Over time, this can compress the vertebral discs in the lower back and cause back pain and stiffness. You have intervertebral discs between each vertebra, and these discs can become compressed and even burst. It is important to do corrective exercises, such as the one in this article, to reverse this compression and elongate the spine. Doing corrective exercises such as this one every day can help prevent long-term damage and keep back pain away.
This exercise is quick and easy and is done from a chair, which means you can do this exercise while at work or even sitting on the couch. This will bring relief to your back pain and even make you feel more energized.
Sit upright in a chair, bring your arms overhead and reach for the sky. Keep your shoulders down away from your ears and your gaze forward. Engage your core to help lengthen your spine, imagining a string is pulling you up from the top of your head. Try to decompress the pressure, the stress, and strain that are happening in your lower back. Ensure you are taking deep, full breaths throughout the entire movement. Reach for the sky for a couple of seconds and then relax. Go through five repetitions. You can increase it to five-second reach and increase to 10 repetitions. See how you feel after your set of repetitions, and if you feel good, do this a few times throughout the day.
Give that exercise a go! We hope you like it and try it out for a few days in a row. It is quick and easy and can offer immediate relief from your back pain and tension. Remember that here at ExercisesForInjuries.com we have many, many resources to help you with your back pain, or any other pain or injury you are currently living with. Just type in your pain, injury or area of interest into our search bar and you will find free resources to help you feel better and live your best life.
Rick Kaselj, MS
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