Back pain is not as uncommon as you may think. Increasingly our lifestyles are putting a great strain on our backs.
Pressure and anxiety are all too common indicators of this hectic lives we lead. Unfortunately they can contribute to back and neck pain as we physically and emotionally stressed and round up our shoulders.
In addition, we continue to work (a lot of us) in environments where we sit for long periods of time, largely at desks glued to our computer. For many people, sitting in a seat for 40 hours plus per week is the quickest way to develop back pain that seriously hurts! And what’s worrying is that for some people, they have never even experienced back pain before; they have 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 when you do get lower back pain, it may seem so tough to eliminate. You try rubbing it or massaging it or stretching it out quickly – and it still hurts.
So here are some exercises that you can do right now for lower back pain relief.
Exercises For Your Lower Back
The underlying premise is simple: you are experiencing pain because of 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 manage 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 lay with out your arms at the side below shoulder level, with your palms facing upward
Breathe from your tummy. Let the lower back relax.
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 few minutes then do the same on the opposite side.
Make certain that you move 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.