Reduce Your Pain with these Simple Stretches

Back pain plagues a lot of people.  One of the biggest culprits is the fact that we’re forced to sit in chairs all day long, and even when we’re not working, our posture isn’t the best.

Coming to see your Billings chiropractor is the first step to helping alleviate that pain and get you on the road to recovery.  But you also need to maintain your back between visits.

One of the best ways to do that is to simply get your stretches in.  Yoga is a great way to stretch and adjust your body.  Doing so will promote blood flow to places that may be constricted, and better blood flow means better healing and healthier muscles and joints.

Four Yoga Poses for Back Pain

There’s no need to be an expert Yoga practitioner.  Just to be able to spend five or 10 minutes each day ensuring that your body is loose and limber and able to heal the way it should.

Child’s Pose – Works Back and Shoulders

The Child’s Pose is a simple one where you simply kneel, and then lean all the way forward stretching your arms in front of you.  Rest your forehead on the ground, and just relax.

Bound Angle – Works Lower Back, Hips, and Thighs

If you played sports, you may recognize this as very similar to the “butterflies” stretch.  Don’t feel the need to lean all the way forward; relax and let your legs go limber.

Runner’s Lunge – Works All Around the Legs

The position is similar to a runner getting ready at the starting block.  It’s a great one to help promote blood flow into the legs and a great cool down pose after running.

Supine Spinal Twist – Works Back and Obliques

The spinal twist pose helps to cool down after exercise.  It’s considered a “heart opener” helping promote blood flow and can aid your digestion.  It’s a helpful pose to counteract sitting at a desk all day long.

Come See Your Billings Chiropractor for Persistent Pain

No amount of stretching is going to help alleviate pain if your joints are all out of whack.  For that persistent pain, it’s imperative that you have a chiropractor adjust you.  Once everything is all lined up nicely, you can then maintain your physical fitness with at home yoga.

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