Lower Back Pain is the 2nd most common reason for doctor’s visits.
With over 65 million Americans suffering anywhere between low to severe back pain, it’s no doubt the effects spill over into other areas of your life. It creates the inability to exercise, mood swings, tightness and pain in the hips/legs, inability to sleep and overall affecting your well-being. Instead of reaching for the bottle of pain-reliever, there are other ways to alleviate your pain, such as stretches and massage therapy. Try a few of these stretches below.
Massage is a fantastic way to manage your lower back pain and possibly alleviate it. “It’s not really harmful, and it does help a significant chunk of people who have not benefited from other treatments,” says study researcher Daniel C. Cherkin, PhD, associate director and senior scientific investigator with the Center for Health Studies at Group Health Cooperative in Seattle. Here’s an excellent, short article that can help you see why massage may be right for you to live a happier, pain-free life!.