Exercises To Stretch My Back In The Morning

by Wes
(Brazil)

I am 40. What kind of exercises should I do in the morning to stretch my back?

Matthew's reply: Hi Wes, there are many simple back stretching exercises on this site. Take a look and choose a couple that seem to match your situation. A couple of very good exercises for the back are the Back Twist, Back Arch and Forward Backward Bend. You can access these via the above link.

There are other back exercises there too, depending on which part of your back you want to target. The Lumbar Rub, for example, is excellent for lower back pain.

When stretching, particularly first thing in the morning, you will need to warm up first. Be careful if you have a back problem - never force an exercise, especially if your muscles are tight and if you are learning a new exercise.

See how you go over the next week or two. If you have any questions about the back stretching exercises or other exercises on this site just post below.

All the best,

Matthew

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Exercises For Back Spasms

by Nita

Which one of your exercises will help with back spasms. I just really started developing these spasms. I truly don't like talking medication to relieve the pain.

Regards,
Nita

Matthew's reply: Hi Nita, regarding exercises for back spasms, it depends which part of your back is affected. Do you get lower back spasms? Upper back spasms? Or elsewhere? Take a look in the Back section and choose 1 or 2 exercises that best match your particular problem. Start slowly and gently and never force an exercise.

Make sure you warm up first so you don't injure yourself by stretching cold, stiff muscles and joints. You can warm up with 10-15 minutes of walking, or on an exercise bike or treadmill or any number of other ways. See how you go over a week or so and let me know if you have any questions.

All the best,

Matthew

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Lower Back Pain Exercises

by Kumar
(New Delhi India)

I have sensations and burning in feet last one month. Sometimes these sensations are in the whole body. Please give reply why this problem occur. What exercises can I do? Are there any specific medicines? Please help.

Matthew's reply: Hi Kumar, low back pain with burning sensations in your feet suggests a problem with your lower spine. Did you injure your back recently? Sometimes it doesn't even have to be an injury that causes lower back pain - it can come from playing sports, lifting heavy things, sitting for too long, many ways.

I suggest you see a doctor to have your spine x-rayed. This is usually the first step with such problems. You could also try some of these stretching exercises for the lower back. Pick 1 or 2 exercises that you feel best match your problem and start from there. Do them slowly and gently though - do not force it!

Let me know how you get on. You can post questions or comments below.

All the best,

Matthew

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Severe Back Pain from Muscle Spasms

by Dilip Aldar
(Satara India)

I am suffering from severe back pain. My back pain generally starts when i am sitting, otherwise while standing or sleeping no pains are observed. I have gone through different treatments but no relief.
X ray report says muscular spasm. Please suggest a solution. Thanks

Matthew's reply: Hi Dilip. Depending on where exactly your pain is, some of the exercises in the Back-Neck section may well help you. Take a look at them and choose 1 or 2 that you feel are most suitable and follow the instructions. All the back exercises are fairly simple to do and many people report they are very effective for back pain, especially muscular pain.

Warm up first with 10-15 minutes of walking, or exercise bike or similar, then do the back exercises slowly, gently and smoothly - never force an exercise! Also, you obviously need to limit the time you spend sitting. If you must sit for work then it's important you take regular breaks to stand up and move about. The back exercises on this site are perfect for doing in an office or at home. Please keep me informed of your progress and don't hesitate to ask me further questions.

All the best,

Matthew

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