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The 2 Best Ways To Ease Back Pain

When suffering from back pain the last thing you want to do is get out of bed. However, for most people suffering from back pain, the path to relief actually involves moving through the pain. In fact, exercise is more effective for relieving lower back pain than passive approaches like medication or bed rest. Here are two easy methods to address lower back pain. Proper breathing. Practicing proper diaphragmatic breathing is the foundation of all back pain treatment. Because the diaphragm is a core muscle, practicing proper breathing can realign your spine, pelvis and rib cage. Deep breathing also decreases your body's physiological stress response and facilitates recovery. Midback rotation. Your spine is designed for rotation and when it doesn't rotate well it causes your lower back to compensate. Midback rotation exercises are good for relieving lower back pressure and creating healthy spinal movement.
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