Almost everyone has experienced or will experience back pain in their lives. From mild to severe or short lived to chronic, any form of back pain will cause grief which anyone would like to avoid. Even for those who take great care of themselves through exercise and proper diet, the fact is back pain can effect anyone. The following is a way to avoid medications and relieve back pain without surgery.
Personal Experience Leads To Discovery
A client of mine suffered from severe lower back pain that radiated from her waist down to her left leg. This was the result of her having a case of dengue. The pain got to a point so intense that walking and simply sitting was causing excruciating pain. It got so bad that she admitted herself to the hospital and to make it more frustrating, the X-rays and MRI were all clear. Medication helped only temporarily and she knew full well that it was only masking the problem. Through a regimen of simple stretches, she was able to get to the root of the issue and relieve her lower back pain.
What I’d like to share here is the few exercises which helped with her result of lower back pain relief achieved naturally and without invasive surgery.
Pull Knee To Chest
Lie flat on your back in a relaxed position. Relax by concentrating on your breath while focusing on a point in the ceiling. Begin by gently pulling up the right knee by clasping both hands behind it. Simultaneously straighten your left leg and proceed to hold this position for around 5 to 10 seconds. Repeat this with your opposite leg and continue to alternate legs for at minimum 5 times. This stretch targets the hip flexors and glutes which have a direct effect in relaxing any tension in the lower spine.
Assume the position of sitting on your heels, such as seen when one is praying. Proceed to stretch forward by reaching out in front of you till you feel the muscles in your middle back begin to elongate. Hold this position for 5 seconds and repeat at least 3 times.
Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Be sure your arms at your side with the palms facing the ground. Using your arms for balance, this stretch can best be described as bringing your pelvis upwards and towards the ceiling. Tighten your abdominal muscles and hold this position for 5 seconds. Relax by assuming the starting position and repeat movement 5 times.
The Standing Hamstring Stretch
For this stretch you need a chair in which you’ll place one leg upon and keep your toes pointing forward. Lean forward, keeping both your back and legs straight so you can feel the stretch. Do so with the other leg and repeat this at least 3 times.
By doing the above stretches, one can see improvement in their back health so follow the advice of your doctor to get the same results.