Back, neck pain become more common as we age, but simple exercises can offer relief – Union Democrat

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Most adults will experience lower back pain at some point in life. There are many treatments for lower back pain depending upon the origin of the problem. The good news is that exercise alone can sometimes help. One is called the press-up where people lie on their stomachs, arms straight, palms facing down on the floor just below the shoulders, relaxing the back. This particular posture relieves the spinal tissue of pressure from sitting and bending. Others are the bird-dog, side bridge, and curl-up. If anyone is experiencing pain, be sure to consult with a professional to help find the right stretching and strengthening exercises for each individual.

Key Takeaways:

  • the low back pain in many older adults is caused by tight hip flexors.
  • Back pain can also happen when certain joints in the spine wear down over time and start to become narrower like an arthritic hip or knee.
  • By alternating sitting and standing and using movement lower back pain can be reduced.

“Back pain can also happen when certain joints in the spine wear down over time and start to become narrower, sort of like an arthritic hip or knee, Bourlai said.”

Read more: http://www.uniondemocrat.com/health/5612268-151/back-neck-pain-become-more-common-as-we

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