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Back Pain Sucks, But These Exercises Can Provide Relief

Even the slighted pain in your back can be crippling. The good news is you don't have to suck it and live with the pain any longer.

There are a few exercises that you can do to alleviate back pain. According to Prevention magazine, any core stretching is key to kicking back pain to the curb.

Child's Pose is one of the best and most comfortable stretches for or lower back. It is easy to do by placing your hands under your shoulders on the floor, while your knees are securely under hips on the floor. Reach your arms directly in front of you with your palms touching the ground as you sit your hips back towards your heels. The stretch can be done even when you have the sharpest back pain for immediate relief.

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Another great option is the Lower Back Twist, but while it feels excellent, but you have to be careful. Start by lying back on the floor, with your knees bent, feet flat on the ground and arms stretched out into T pose. Slowly roll your knees to one side, while keeping your shoulders firmly on the floor. Hold for about 20 seconds then switch to the other side.

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Then, there's the Knee to Chest Stretch. It's not only great for your back but it feels fantastic. Lay on your back with knees bent and feet on the floor. Gently pull your knees into your chest and hold for 20 to 30 seconds. It is imperative that you don't pull too hard on your knees, the move is slow and gentle.

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Finally, we have The Pelvic Tilt. It's not only great for your back but for those times when the pain is so severe, it affects your pelvic area as well. Again, lay with your back on the floor, knees bent and feet on the ground with your back in a neutral position. There should be a slight curve in your back with enough space between the floor and your back to fit your hand. Tighten your core muscles and flatten your lower back by tilting your pelvis upward.

You don't need to rely exclusively on medication to deal with an aching body. Try some of the above stretches to help combat back pain.

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