Upper Back Stretch and Exercise Using a Tennis Ball

When you sit at an office chair for a long period of time, you can tend to get a little tightness between the shoulder blades.

Without a masseuse, or another willing partner, it’s hard to alleviate that tightness on your own.  Until now.

Check out the video from your Billings Chiropractor that shows just how to get at that hard to reach spot using your favorite sports ball and a sock.

Why this Upper Back Exercise Works

The most common theory on why tight muscles feel better after applying pressure or a massage is due to limited blood flow to the area.

When a muscle is tightened up, it’s already limiting the amount of blood that can flow through the area.  This only exacerbates the issue because now the muscle isn’t getting the oxygen it needs.

Applying pressure to the area and then releasing the pressure is thought to limit the blood flow even further, and then that release opens the flood gates and pushes blood into the area that was once constricted.

You can read up on it a bit more on the UW Health Website.

Come see a Chiropractor in Billings for an Adjustment

Tight muscles can pull your joints out of alignment.  Mis-aligned joints can cause tight muscles.

When you have chronic joint or muscle pain, you’re going to need a little more than just a tennis ball.  As a chiropractor, my goal isn’t to have you come in over and over for the rest of your life.  It’s to fix the issue so that you can get on with your life in as pain free a manner as possible.

Let’s see how we can get you adjusted, so you can live your best life.

Give us a call at 406-545-2128, or request an appointment time with our handy online scheduler so that your local chiropractor can help you heal.

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