Are you one of many who suffers from back problems? Is it causing you to lose sleep at night? If so, try these simple stretches to help alleviate your back pain.
1) Rocking Twist: Bring knees near to your chest while lying on your back. Gently pull them towards and away from you by rocking knees back and forth.
2) Leg Twist: Lie flat on your back. Bring your arms to sides and your left knee and place your left foot on the right knee. Drop this knee over to the opposite side by twisting your spine and lower back while your shoulders lie flat on the floor.
3) Hamstring Stretch: While sitting stretch out your legs and then bend one leg out of the way. Now, rotate the stretched leg inwards. Lean forward so you can feel a stretch under your thighs.
4) Back Extension: Place a rolled towel under your back. The towel should be directly under your belly button. Stretch out your legs straight and your arms in an upward direction. Your feet should be as wide as your shoulders. Hold this position for 5 minutes.
Try these stretches out for a few weeks. If you are still having troubles, remember you have options! Call 720-432-4419 to find the nearest specialty physician in your rural community.