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Back Pain

These exercises for back pain are designed to impact your symptoms so that you can experience the direct correlation between your (mis)alignment and the symptoms that you’re experiencing.

Please do keep in mind that whilst you should feel the difference after doing these exercises for back pain, they alone won’t fix the problem. To fix the problem long term, you will need to do a full program of exercises over a period of time.

A full program done consistently over a period of time will address the imbalances in your muscular and nervous systems that are currently present in your body (and which are the root cause of your pain).

So What Is Pain?

Pain is your body’s way of telling you “something is wrong” and is asking for action to make it better.

Common complaints for the back include:

  • Pain in the area
  • Stiffness
  • Spasm
  • Limited or difficult movement
  • Difficulty sitting or standing up
  • Burning or numbing sensations in legs
  • Arthritis
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty breathing

The Egoscue Method, in its 30 years of experience, believes that it’s the misalignment of your load bearing joints – your shoulders, hips, knees & ankles – that’s the cause of your back pain.

The first step in correcting the problem is to do these 2 exercises for back pain.

Exercises courtesy of The Egoscue Method™
www.egoscue.com

Exercise 1: Sitting Knee Pillow Squeezes

How To Perform This Exercise:

  • Sit in a chair with a pillow between your knees and your pelvis rolled forward to place an arch in your lower back
  • Keep your feet pointed straight ahead and your upper body relaxed
  • Squeeze and release the pillow between your knees and remember to keep the arch in your low back
  • Remember to keep your feet pointed straight ahead

Do 3 sets of 20 repetitions

Exercise 2: Static Back

How To Perform This Exercise:

  • Lie on your back with your legs up over a large block or up over a chair/couch
  • Your arms are out at 45-degrees with the palms up
  • Try to relax your upper back and notice if your low back is flat evenly from left to right
  • HOLD

Stay in this position for 5 to 20 minutes as necessary

The Results:

  • What changes do you feel?
  • What else do you notice?

Remember to repeat the weight distribution test to see how the exercises have impacted it.

What Now?

If you have any questions, use the form below to drop me a line and I’ll get back to you with some help:

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