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I wanted to send you a video that is very popular on my channel. In this video, I talked about an easy back pain massage that you can do in the comfort of your home.
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In this video, I wanted to go through a simple back pain massage exercise to do at home.
I’ll get Andrea to demonstrate it.
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I use a dog ball that I bought at a dollar store. It is super-size but it is super firm and works great for back pain self-massage. If you don’t have one of these, any kind of ball works fine (golf ball, tennis ball, lacrosse ball, rocket ball, or baseball).
Take the ball and massage the midi part of your back (not the spine). The midi part of your lower back tends to get tight, so you experience back pain as the muscles tighten up more and more. Self-massage will help relax those muscles and decrease your back pain.
In order to intensify the massage, utilize a wall. Push your body weight into the ball that is pressed up against the wall. This allows you to have a deeper massage and loosen up those low back muscles a lot more. Work on the midi part of the lower back on the muscles, not the spine. Start off with 5 rotations one way and then 5 rotations the other way. You can also move up and down. If you have gone through the 5 repetitions and you feel good, you can progress to 10 repetitions. Do not overdo this exercise or you’ll irritate the tissue and make the back pain worst.
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Rick Kaselj, MS
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