You probably do not realise how common back pain is. Many people place undue strain on their back due to their lifestyle choices and their job duties.
Today’s men and women are under a lot of stress and pressure. Unfortunately, this excess stress causes you to carry tension in your neck, shoulders and back, which can lead to back and neck pain.
Many men and women work in a job that requires them to sit at a desk working on a computer for hours on end. Sitting in a chair for 40 or more hours each week can cause you to develop back pain. For those who have never experienced any type of neck, shoulder or back pain, it can be scary. These symptoms can further increase the stress that you are experiencing, which can further exacerbate your pain. If you notice your back, shoulders or neck feels tense, there are several things that you can do to relieve your pain.
Many people agree that the worse type of pain is low back pain because it can be so difficult to relieve. You can adjust your posture; however, it still hurts. Massaging the area, stretching your muscles or rubbing them may relieve your back and neck pain for a short time; however, the pain often returns.
If you try to walk off the pain, it often returns within just a few minutes. Dealing with back pain can be frustrating and nerve-wracking.
Lower back pain is often due to inactivity. When you are not active, the muscles in your back can tighten and grow weak. Luckily, there are a few really effective exercises that can help to relieve your lower back pressure and pain. Let’s take a look at these exercises.
Exercise One (Duration between 5 and 10 Minutes)
Lie on your back and place your legs on a chair and bend your leg to form a right angle. Place your hands on your stomach or out to the side with your palms facing upward. Make sure that your arms are below shoulder level. Breathe deeply filling your abdominal cavity. As you inhale and exhale, allow your lower back muscle to relax. Continue deep breathing and relaxing your back muscles for five to ten minutes.
Exercise Two (Duration between 5 and 10 Minutes)
Lie on your back and rest one leg on a chair, keeping your knee bent at a 90 degree angle. Extend the other leg and rest it on the floor. Ensure that you keep your legs in line with your shoulders and hips. Keep your extended leg’s foot upright and prevent it from rolling to the side. Hold the position for a couple of minutes and then switch sides.
One of the best things you can do to relieve your back pain is to walk. If you can only walk for ten minutes do it and try to get in three 10 minute walks each day for best results.
Remember it is always best to consult your doctor before you begin any exercise programme.