Lean Back In Life and Reduce Back Pain

It seems that there are a large number of activities that need to be done bending forward with a few of them including any work done at a desk, cooking, cleaning, yard work, car light of the soulmaintenance (twisting around inside the cab and having to do work under the hood) along with a slew of other things that will likely come to mind for you. It would take me a day to rattle off all of them.

The point is – for much of the day you are likely bent forward unless you happen to scale telephone poles for a living. I have actually had a patient with this job. Because you happen to be bent forward for most of the day many of the muscles and tissues in the front side of your body get tight and the ones in the backside of your body get over stretched.

One way to help this tendency to be forward bent much of the time is just to be more aware of it and take breaks and time during the day to do the opposite – lean backward and open up the front side of your body. This can be done in many different ways. You can stand and place your hands on your lower back and just lean back. You can lie down on your stomach and push up with your arms and let your back relax. If you have a big exercise ball available you can lie back on the ball (that is a fantastic stretch and feels good – just don’t fall off).

Use your imagination and think how you can lean back in life. This will help your spine and even your shoulders since it will be opening up the entire frontside of your body. It may even help with your digestion or abdominal discomforts if you have any. Try it and see 🙂




About Lisa Marie Keller

Lisa Marie Keller wants to live in a world where it is commonplace to dance to the music of life. As a pain management specialist, she's been working as a Physical Therapist resolving the pain of her patients for a variety of conditions including but not limited to chronic back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, knee pain foot pain and even headaches for over thirteen years. Following seven years of traditional schooling and more years than she would like to remember at the School of Hard Knocks resolving her own pain and body dysfunctions she has become the Queen of Conquering Pain. When she’s not pondering on how to solve the next health dilemma, you can find her dancing around in her living room to music that is played much too loud, making snobby comments about amazing wine and fantasizing about where she is going to travel to next. Her first book — Free My Back — hit the Amazon Marketplace in August 2014. You can get a free e-book version of Free My Back by registering at www.freemyback.com
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