Exercise for relieving backache

@katkat (2379)
Philippines
August 25, 2007 8:58am CST
I've been having backache since my freshmen year in college. Any idea on what exercises I should try to relieve or alleviate this pain.
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7 responses
• Philippines
19 Oct 07
Back Pain - A person who is having back pain.
There are some reasons why we experience back pain. It is possible that you lack calcium in your bones. You have to drink milk everyday, as this is rich in calcium. Our bones become strong when we have enough calcium stored in our body. Exposure to morning sunlight, which is around 6:00 a.m., is recommended. You will gain vitamin D which is essential to your body as well. This aids the calcium to be embarked in our bones. You should avoid strenuous activities, as this will cause to affect your lumbar joint. If pain still persists, please contact an orthopedist for possible injection or medication regimen. Physical therapy would also be of great advantage in alleviating your back pain. Have a nice day and God speed!
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@AmbiePam (50434)
• United States
25 Aug 07
I can tell you one that my medical doctor and chiropractor recommended. You lay on the floor on your stomach, with your arms folded and supporting your head. Then you lift your right leg 4 or 5 inches off the floor, holding in mid air for about 5 seconds. Then do the other leg. Continue doing them for at least 10 reps each. An added benefit of this is that it also tightens stomach muscles. And when your stomach muscles are tighter, it relieves the strain on your back.
@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
27 Aug 07
Thanks a lot for the advice. I would try it on a regular basis, hopefully it will alleviate my back pain.
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@AmbiePam (50434)
• United States
27 Aug 07
I sure do hope it helps you. I noticed a gradual improvement. Back pain is just so cripppling.
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• United States
28 Oct 07
This is a great exercise for back pain! Another, similar, one that I do is to lay on your back with your knees bent. Hold the knees together and bend them slowly to one side, giving the back a gentle twist. Bring the knees back to the middle, then go to the other side. This is a slow movement, and you should hold the pose in each position for a few seconds. I think it feels great for my low back issues.
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@sweetcakes (3505)
• United States
26 Sep 07
Massage increases the flow of blood throughout the body which means more oxygen, and less poisonous toxins in our cells. It results with recovery of sprains and muscle strains, reduce of muscle soreness and better body flexibility.
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• United States
28 Oct 07
I just wanted to add that when you get a massage, remember to drink plenty of water after. Massaging the muscles lets toxins out of the muscles, and the water helps carry the toxins out of the body so you don't get cramped up.
• Philippines
26 Oct 07
hello katkat! having a good posture will help you minimize back pain. during college, we have a laboratory class for six hours and were standing almost all of the time. my classmates are suffering from backpain because they are not standing properly (good thing, i read some books and i always observe proper posture). try also the "sun salutation" its a yoga routine. its simple, effective, and easy to memorize. you may doenload it in the internet. it can really be of help..:-)
• United States
25 Oct 07
There are a lot of different products out there that can help back pain. http://www.activeforever.com has a pretty good variety. I keep a thing called the Body Back Buddy at my desk because I get a lot of back aches since my car accident a few years ago and it allows me to give myself a good massage without a lot of effort. Your might also be caused by how you sit and where you sit. The seat in my old truck used to be really uncomfortble and give me backaches after long trips, but thanks to the car accident, I don't have to worry about sitting in that thing anymore :)
@foxygirle (377)
• Philippines
7 Oct 07
katkat, though there are many factors that can affect your backache, try doing yoga poses. slowly stretch your body. dont forget to inhale and exhale as you do the poses. there are alot of yoga type of stretches available in the internet,it would be good if you can actually participate in the actaul sessions so you would get the right posture. I did birkman yoga for a month, and after the session, i do the stretches as much as i could, and so far my back is doing ok. It doesnt hurt as it used to. Also try to check your beds and pillows,maybe it causing stress on your back while you sleep. Also you might be sleeping on one side or the pillow may be too high or too hard for you. If it still hurts, get a professional advise.
@shak143 (1280)
• India
28 Oct 07
hi iam also suffering with backache,but idon't know any exercise to get relife from this.but i get relife when i lay down on floor instead of on bed.i came to know that if we rest on hard floor instead on smooth bed it will be a good exercise for you back and no need to do some othere exercises.