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Simple Ways to Reduce Lower Back Pain in Your Everyday Life

One of the most common health conditions that people face every year in the United States is back pain. More specifically, lower back pain is one of the top causes of doctor and hospital visits each and every year. The problem with back pain is that, while it is universal, this is only because it can be caused by so many different factors. This can make finding a safe and effective treatment plan difficult for many people who are dealing with back pain, since the cause of their discomfort might not always be so obvious, or it may be due to multiple issues.

Lower back pain is often the result of workplace-related strains, an injury, whiplash from an auto accident, or just natural wear and tear over time. Whatever the reason is that you are experiencing back pain, you need and deserve a way to get safe and effective pain relief on your terms.

Chiropractic care is one of the best treatment options when it comes to lower back pain. There are also many chiropractor-approved simple stretches and easy exercises that can be performed in the comfort of your own home, as I learned from a helpful and informative article by Breaking Muscle that I recently came across. Here are just some of the ways that you can find relief from your lower back pain at home.

It is important to remember that each of these exercises and stretches should be performed slowly, and gradually integrated into your daily routine. Do not continue them if you experience more pain at any time during the stretch or exercise.

Yoga is notjust for people who want to meditate; it's great for people suffering from back pain as well. Try enrolling in a yoga class nearby for weekly yoga therapy, or if you are familiar with some poses, practice on your own if you feel comfortable enough to do so.

Believe it or not, swimming and cycling are two of the best exercises for reducing lower back pain. It is best to stick to a gym environment to start out, in case you need to stop abruptly. Swimming is a low impact exercise that can be done at your own pace, and it provides just enough resistance to work on gently strengthening your back muscles. Cycling can also be performed at a personal pace and resistance level, which makes it the ideal exercise to gradually increase in intensity as the healing process moves along.

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