There's pain killers and physical therapy, chiropractors and surgery, acupuncture and massage, just some of the dozens, actually hundreds of things people try to erase their back pain.
For a vast majority of low back pain, 95-percent plus, there is not a surgical solution, but a simple exercise program that kind of emphasizes flexibility, strength and endurance. If it's done at least three times a week it can go a long way in reducing the recurrence of back problems.
Here's a simple exercise: First, if you are in acute pain gently put both legs on a chair to take pressure and strain off the spine, and slow your breathing down. It helps to reduce spasm itself and it's sort of a distraction to reduce pain.
This exercise is part of the Back R-X program which borrows principles from yoga and pilates, but only the moves that are safe for the back pain sufferers. The Back R-X is divided into 3 levels of difficulty as you progress. But like any program, you have to actually do the exercises fairly regularly to get better.
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