About 80% of adults suffer from lower back pains in their lifetime. Anyone with back and hip pain will be looking for a back pain remedy. The majority of lower back pains comes from moving or bending the wrong way. Sitting for long periods at a computer also increases the risk of lower back pains. It is a common pain to be linked to Spondylosis. This is a general term that refers to degeneration in the spine.
There are many risk factors for lower back pain, including:
The majority of lower back pain occurrences improve within 6 weeks. Treatment needs can vary, but many benefit from physical therapy for strengthening and stretching exercises.
The majority of workers today sit at a computer station for at least 8 hours per day. This prolonged sitting position can lead to stiffness and abnormal stresses on the lower back. Regular stretching activity before and after work can help keep the lower spine mobile and keep muscles flexible and healthy. Yoga is an option for stretching and maintaining mobility as well. Yoga poses can be modified or simplified for beginners.
When stretching, keep the following tips in mind:
We have provided 5 basic stretches. These stretches are gentle and appropriate for beginners. Stretches for lower back pains should be held for 30 seconds and repeated 3X.
Stretches for lower back pains can help decrease the risk of low back pain and sciatica symptoms. It can also increase your ability to walk, bend, and perform the normal activities of life. If you have low back pain or these stretches do not help, Come see us at Jacksonville Orthopedic Inst. We have a team of experts who are ready to help!
If you would like to learn more about lower back stretch or lower back strain, read an article from one of our Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute physicians about a non-surgical approach to dealing with your pain.
If you still have Low back pain, consider physical therapy. A physical therapist can help determine the cause of the pain and develop a long-term treatment plan. Watch this VIDEO on why Back Pain Can't Wait for treatment.
Please read this article on the FAST TRACK SPINE PROGRAM if you are interested in receiving physical therapy.
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