What kind of movement will help your back pain go away and stay away?
Well, here’s the deal. We have several hundred muscles and most of us use only the same sixty or seventy all the time. That gets us out of muscular balance.
So, mix things up! Wake up the muscles that you haven’t been using. Stretch the muscles in front. Most of us have muscles in front that are way too tight and short. That causes back pain.
Strengthen the back muscles. Most of us have weak backs and we collapse forward. Make those back muscles strong again.
If you take on a program of movement that is too far different from your usual activity, you will be sore tomorrow.
- Start gradually.
- Move thoughtfully.
- Pay attention to what feels tight.
- Look in the mirror to check your posture.
Even simple, subtle movement will help your back muscles feel better.