Got problems with lower back pain? This can be a typical problem for many individuals for different reasons. For some people, it may be caused by heavy lifting, by bending your body the wrong way, or by sitting on the office chair for long periods of time.
“Increased risks involve everything from constant physical labor to constant sitting in the same position,” a Chillify blog post points out. “Older people and osteoporosis patients, as well as individuals with congenital anomalies of the spine after spine operation and injuries, are also at increased risk for developing issues related to the spine.”
Needless to say, back pain can be frustrating and may get in the way of your productivity. It can also affect your posture and so it can really be a huge hassle.
While consulting a specialist is always highly recommended, you may also want to try these 3 home exercises by Stuart McGill who is considered as one of the world’s foremost spine experts.
In the video below, you will learn about the McGill Big 3 exercises namely the McGill Curl Up, the Bird Dog, and the Side Plank (Bridge). These exercises target lower back pain and so you should feel better as you try these at the comfort of your home.
Watch the full video here:
What Are Other Solutions To Back Pain?
According to health website WebMD, it is important for people to “keep moving” to avoid and treat back pain.
As Anne Reicherter, PhD, PT, DPT, associate professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, said:
“Our spines are like the rest of our body — they’re meant to move.”
The website further adds:
“Keep doing your daily activities. Make the beds, go to work, walk the dog. Once you’re feeling better, regular aerobic exercises like swimming, bicycling, and walking can keep you — and your back — more mobile. Just don’t overdo it. There’s no need to run a marathon when your back is sore.”