A great way to relieve back pain caused by tension or strain is movement. The exercises we mention below aim to target both the upper and lower back. Practising the exercises help to stretch and strengthen the muscles, as well as relax them.
You may find relief during the exercise and after. However, if you suspect your back pain to be the result of something other than tension or strain, visit your GP before practising any of these movements.
Wide arm swings are a great way to lose tension from your shoulders and upper back. Stand with your feet apart and raise your arms up above your head. Bring them down behind you and swing them forward. Repeat this 10 to 12 times.
This exercise is effective in elongating your back and over time relieving pressure on your spine.
From standing, place your hands on the floor in front of you. This should have moved your body into a V shape. Make sure your palms are flat against the floor, your back is…