Tips for Relieving Back Pain

Have you ever wondered why as you grow older the amount of pain that you experience in your back considerably increases and grows as the days go by? Do you wake up every morning feeling a dull pain in your lower back which makes you feel like staying in bed or do you develop a similar kind of pain in your lower back after performing any activities. If your answer to any of these or all of these statements is yes then rest assured there are a few easy steps that you can adopt to help you quickly get rid of your lower back pain and make you feel like a new person all over again.

Lower back pains is caused due to the build up of pressure and knots in your back and the best way to get rid of this is by doing a few simple stretches. This would help relax the muscles and loosen the knots which in turn would release the caught up pressure. If you don’t stretch out when you feel your back all caught up and sore you only allow the pressure to build up which causes the pain to grow. If your lower back pain is however caused or is related to an injury then you should avoid performing the prescribed exercises as. This stretching routine normally takes about five minutes but if you are starting them for the first time and are not used to exercising then take your time and go slow. The best part of this exercise is that you don’t even have to get out of bed to perform it.

The first stretch that you should do is to stretch the hips and the lower back. While lying flat on your back bring both your knees to your chest and hold that position for about 10 seconds. After that with your knees still together let them slide to your left side while still lying flat on your back. Again hold this position for about 10 seconds. Bring your knees back to their original position and repeat the same on the right hand side.

Once completed, stretch the legs out with your toes pointing away from you and trying to touch the end of the bed. Hold this position for as long as you can. Relax the legs but do not move them and lift your upper body off the bed. Extend your arms like your trying to touch the ceiling and slowly move your head towards your knees keeping your arms extended and trying to make them touch your toes. Hold this stretch as long as possible and repeat this at least 10 times. Once you have finished this exercise don’t fallback into bed but wake up immediately and get on with your day.