Did you know that more than 65 million Americans experience back pain? That pain might be mild and pass on it its own or it could be chronic and have a serious impact on your quality of life. Many people immediately start thinking about medication or even surgery to address back pain. While those approaches might be necessary eventually, it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor about all of your options first.
In many cases, some simple at-home stretches can go a long way toward easing back pain. Learn about some of the most common causes of back pain and how to use stretch exercises for back pain by reading below.
Generally, back pain can be caused by a number of different conditions. The pain may be the result of something as simple as a muscle or ligament strain. Maybe you lifted a heavy object and strained your back or have an injury that occurred while playing a sport. Other conditions, such as scoliosis, arthritis, sciatica and pregnancy, can cause back pain.
Fortunately, stretching may be able to play a role in alleviating the back pain symptoms associated with these conditions. Before attempting stretching to relieve back pain, speak with your doctor to ensure doing so won’t aggravate your pain. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
How can a stretch for lower back pain or upper back pain be beneficial?
Rest assured that back pain doesn’t have to be a regular part of your life. The team of experts at Desert Institute for Spine Care (DISC) is here to evaluate your symptoms and build a treatment plan that works for you. Contact us to connect with our team and start on the path to recovery.