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Oh, my aching back!

Oh, my aching back!
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Oh, my aching back!

Karen from Overton, Texas writes this week wondering what to do about ongoing back pain.

“I have chronic low back pain. I’m looking for exercises to help with the pain. Can you recommend any?”

Breaking Muscle has a great list of solutions for back pain from changes you can make in your everyday posture and activities to yoga poses and weight techniques good for the back: Heal Your Back Pain with These 5 Yoga Poses

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If yoga’s not your thing, WebMD also has an excellent list of tips to minimize life’s affect on the spine here: 12 Ways to Improve Back Pain. Suggestions include staying as active as your pain permits to increase blood flow and flexibility, strengthening your core and lower back through exercise, and reevaluating your posture at work.

The ortho pros at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons also has a comprehensive guide full of simple exercises from beginner to advanced to strengthen the spine and alleviate back pain with their Lower Back Pain Exercise Guide.

And finally, if pain persists after some small changes and stretches or is so severe your daily activities are affected, it might be time to see a doctor. Make an appointment today with one of Azalea’s spine specialists.

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