An estimated 50 percent to 80 percent of American adults will experience back pain. Whether because of a traumatic accident, a simple injury or arthritis, there are ways to find relief.
“About half the time, back pain gets better within two weeks,” says David Borenstein, MD, clinical professor of medicine at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. “About 80 percent of the time it improves within two months.”
Here is 4 exercises for lower back pain relief:
1. Seated Hip Stretch: Sit and stretch you legs in front of you.
Bend your right knee and cross it over your straight left leg. Keep your back straight and tug your right knee towards your chest. Hold for 30-60 sec. Then do the same thing on the other side.
2. Piriformis Stretch: Lay on your back, bend your knees to place feet flat on floor.
Place your right ankle on your left knee and pull your left thigh towards chest. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat on the other side.
You should feel your buttocks and lower back stretching, which reduces back pain.
3. Self-trigger Point Therapy: Here you can use a lacrosse or tennis ball to apply pressure on yourlower back.
First locate the point of pain, place the ball under that point and keep it pressed against the flood. Hold for 30-60 sec.
Then shift to another spot.
4. Pigeon Pose: Take a dog pose.
Bring your right knee forward and bend it outward so that your shin istouching the floor. The left knee should be stretched backwards. Hold for 5-10 breaths. Repeat on other side.
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