Here are ten simple stretches that you can do to help relieve back pain. Everyone can benefit from stretching the soft tissues - the muscles, ligaments and tendons - in the back, legs, buttock, and around the spine. The spinal column and its contiguous muscles, ligaments and tendons are all designed to move, and limitations in this motion can make back pain worse.
People with ongoing back pain may find it takes many weeks, or months of stretching to mobilize the spine and soft tissues, but will find that sustained relief of back pain will usually follow the increase in motion. Read more
This exercise will open the hips and stretch the muscles around the pelvis area. The “At Work ” series is a collection of videos that can help your posture whilst you are seated at your desk. The exercises are based on Pilates and Yoga techniques which improve posture, reduce back pain and reduce the chances of suffering from back, hip, neck, shoulder and arm aches and pains. Practiced at regular intervals throughout the day mean we can avoid ” fixation”, that is staying in a fixed seated positions, which have been proven to weaken postural balance and give rise to aches, pains and serious injuries. The exercises take us out of these fixed habits and allow the essential flow of oxygen, fluids and energy around the body and to the brain.
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