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 symptoms of the hectic lives we lead. Unfortunately they can lead to back and neck pain because we physically and emotionally tense and round our shoulders up.
Moreover, we continue to function (a lot of us) in environments where we sit for long intervals, mainly at desks glued to our computer. For many people, sitting in a chair for 40 hours plus a week is the quickest way to develop back pain that seriously hurts! And what is worrying is that for some people, they’ve never even experienced back pain before; they have never had lower back pain, shoulder issues 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 can seem so hard to eliminate. You try rubbing it or massaging it or extending it out fast – and it still hurts.
It can be incredibly frustrating.
So here are a few exercises that you can do right now for lower back pain relief.
Exercises To Your Lower Back
The underlying assumption is simple: you are experiencing pain because of chronic inactivity and anxiety and this interrupts specific muscles and tightens others. So here are two effective exercises which we know work. (Even famous celebrities and professional athletes do these to manage their back pain)
Exercise one – (Duration: 5-10 minutes)
Lie on your back with both legs bent at right angles either on a chair or block
Rest your hands on your stomach or put with out your arms in the side below shoulder level, with your palms facing upward
Breathe from your tummy. Let the lower back unwind.
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 floor.
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 couple of minutes then do the same on the opposite side.
Make sure that you move and walk even if you can only manage 10 minutes at a time. Try and do a 10 minute walk 3 times a day.
We do recommend that you always consult your health care practitioner before starting any exercise programme.