“Man my back hurts!” is probably a phrase that is uttered by almost every person in this world (though in different languages) at one point of time. The severity of back pain could range from mild to “Oh My Lord, Kill me now! There can be a variety of reasons behind this.
Here are some really quick and easy tips to help you make the backache disappear.
Correct Your Posture
Correct posture is something we must always adopt. People who spend most of the time sitting in a chair know how beneficial sitting in the right posture can be. When we stay in one position (like sitting) for a really long time, fatigue starts taking over our body. The pain sets in as it attacks the spine first. It then moves to the other parts of the body.
Stand up straight and move one of your feet while trying to touch it with your hip. Now use the same side hand and hold that foot behind you. Feel free to hold onto something to maintain your balance with the other hand, and gently pull your foot up towards your back (with your toes posting upwards). Hold on for around 20 seconds and repeat the same exercise for the other foot.
Knees to Chest Stretch
Start by lying down on your back on an even, hard surface. Bend your knees and grab them with your hands. Slowly, start pulling your knees with your hands, towards your chest. Hold the position for around 10 seconds and then slowly let go.
Lying down on the floor, pull your right knee to your chest without using your hand. Make sure both hands are on your sides. Now use your left hand to pull your right knee to the left side of your body. This will bring your right foot over your left knee. Keeping this position, now turn your head to right, and hold it like that for about 20 seconds. Repeat the same exercise for the other knee.
We are sure you’ll feel much better after trying these exercises. However, if your pain is severe and lasts longer than 24 hours, please consult your doctor or a physiotherapist.