Deal with Low Back Pain Head On
If you occasionally deal with lower back pain you may be surprised hearing that avoiding exercise is not the answer.
In fact, it’s just the opposite. There are a good number of exercises and stretches that can actually reduce or eliminate lower back pain altogether. The last thing you want to do is leave your back muscles weak and vulnerable. It’s only going to make things worse over time so take a proactive approach to deal with it now.
Here are 5 simple moves that will actually make you feel better, and totally put an end to your lower back pain…
5 Moves to Beat Lower Back Pain
Try this set of moves twice a week, don’t overdo it and take it easy especially if your pain worsens and of course consult with a medical professional if you are concerned with the level of pain. Nevertheless, doing these exercises you should start noticing some serious improvement after just a couple weeks.
1. Back Extensions on Stability Ball
Get an exercise ball and lie with your stomach on the ball and your feet against a wall. Slowly lower your upper body down, then slowly bring it back up with a 3 count. Pause and then repeat 7-10 times. (view exercise)
2. Decompression Breathing
This one’s pretty basic, but it’s rejuvenating in a lot of ways. Simple stand with your feet close together, and raise your arms overhead towards the ceiling. Keeping your head straight, take a deep breath in, raising your rib cage away from your hips. Tighten your core muscles as you slowly exhale, and repeat at least 5 times.
3. Forward Fold
In the same position, bend at your waist and allow your head to drop close to your legs. You want to create a complete fold at your waist, keeping your legs straight. You can grab your legs here and pull yourself into your legs even further. Hold here for 1 minute.
4. Downward Dog
Widen your stance and let your hands rest in front of you. Step back a few feet and straighten your legs as much as possible as you press your buttocks to the air. You should really feel the stretch in your lower back here. Breathe throughout, and hold this position for at least 1 minute.
Get into a push up position, then rest onto your forearms while keeping your back straight as if there was a broom across it. Keep your buttocks tight, and focus on tightening your abs for up to 30 seconds. (view exercise)
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