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9 Exercises That Help Your Chronic Lower Back Pain

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We are constantly told we need to stay active if we are going to beat back pain.

But how do you know what kinds of activities you should be doing? And how can you be sure they won’t cause you more damage?

This is the part that puts lots of people off exercising when they have back pain. So I’ve put together a list of 9 safe and helpful activities for your back that you can try safe in the knowledge that they won’t hurt you when done correctly.

Staying active is vital for managing your back pain so make a start today!

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Try These 5 Lower Back Stretches To Keep Back Pain At Bay

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Do you suffer from tense and aching muscles in your lower back?

Of course you do, or else you wouldn’t be here. And as we all know, this pain can be so frustrating and debilitating. But what if I told you that you can reduce this pain and tension significantly by regularly stretching your body?

Well you can. And a great place to start is with these 5 stretches for your lower back. So give them a try today and start on the road to a more flexible and less painful lower back.

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Is It Best To Use Ice Or Heat For Lower Back Pain?

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Using ice and heat to self-treat your back pain is a cheap and easy way to get a bit of pain relief.

However did you know that using either at the wrong times and for the wrong type of back pain can actually make your pain worse?

Find out why here, and make sure you are using the right form of treatment for your back pain.

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a few months ago

Do You Lift? If So Follow These 11 Safe Lifting Tips For A Healthier Back At Work

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Do you suffer from back pain from lifting heavy objects at work?

If you do I’m not surprised, because it is an extremely common thing to happen to manual workers. And most of the time these injuries are caused by people using a poor lifting technique.

However by following the 11 safe lifting tips in this article you can learn how to lift correctly. And this will help your back to stay fit, strong and pain-free during the working day.

So don’t become another statistic. Start lifting safely today!

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a few months ago

10 Safe Shoveling Techniques To Keep Your Back Healthy On Site

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Digging and shoveling can be back-breaking work.

I bet we’ve all had days at work or in the garden that have left our backs screaming out at us in pain. And if you have to dig or shovel for a living then this can be a massive problem.

However it doesn’t have to be this painful. By following these 10 safe digging techniques and using the right equipment you can make back pain from digging and shoveling a thing of the past.

Find out how here.

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a few months ago

Is Your Pillow Causing You Back Pain As You Sleep?

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A pillow causing back pain may sound far-fetched. After all, how can something so soft and fluffy inflict pain?

The truth is that finding the right pillow is vital if you are going to avoid pain in your back, neck and shoulders as you sleep.

Find out how to make sure you are using the right pillow for your preferred sleeping position here.

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a few months ago

Learn Tai Chi – The Martial Art That Soothes Your Back Pain

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‘I should learn tai chi’ may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you are searching for something to treat your back pain.

But don’t rule it out too quickly, because it can be a great help.

Not only will it reduce your pain, it’ll improve your balance and reduce stress and anxiety too. And in this article I’ll outline all the health benefits of tai chi, along with instructions on how to get started.

So if tai chi has piqued your interest, then don’t be afraid to give it a try. After all, a martial art that soothes pain rather than trying to inflict it can’t be a bad thing!

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a few months ago

Try Water Aerobics And Aquatic Therapy If Regular Exercise Is Too Painful

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Does land-based exercise cause you pain?

You are not alone. However, the buoyancy provided by water aerobics and aquatic therapy can take away this strain on your muscles and joints and help you to stay active. This is great as you can still get a good aerobic and strengthening workout even when your pain is bad.

Plus working out in the water is fun! Find out how to get started here.

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a few months ago

Are You Hardcore? Build Your Core Strength To Reduce Back Pain

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You can’t overestimate the importance of core strength when it comes to managing your chronic lower back pain.

It’s a key part of every physio’s back pain rehabilitation program for a good reason. This is because a strong core is responsible for supporting and stabilising the spine, while also helping you to move and maintain good balance and posture. All of which reduces the strain on your lower back.

So find out how to get started with core strengthening here and give your back the help and support it needs.

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a few months ago

Strengthen Your Core Muscles With Pilates To Beat Back Pain

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Pilates may not be something you’ve ever thought about doing. But don’t be fooled by any preconceptions, it’s a bloody good workout!

It’s also a great way to build your core strength. And this is vital for reducing your lower back pain, as a strong core reduces the strain on your back and helps to support your spine as you move.

Pilates will also increase your flexibility, improve your posture, and release muscle tension. However you need to make sure you are doing it correctly to avoid injury and gain the maximum benefits.

Find out how to get started with pilates here.

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