Helpline: Back Injuries - Exercises Community, Caregiver Support Group

Exercises for Lower Back Pain and Upper Back Pain
Pain shooting through the lower back and lingering is a common problem that affects millions of people worldwide. Also known as lumbago, lower back pain creates chronic pain for the affected individuals. The same holds for upper back pain. There are specific exercises for lower back pain. Likewise, there are physical exercises for upper back pain that can lower the discomforts.

ExtendaTouch has an online support group for individuals having back injuries and associated pain. Individuals in our community who relate can share their experiences and stories with you. Our fellow members can provide you with information about the different exercises that can help with back pain. They are also available to give you emotional support and helpful advice.

Types of Exercises and Getting Help
Exercises such as pelvic tilts and Bird Dog exercise can effectively ease lower back pain. These are also good for a painful thoracic spine and suffering resulting from poor posture. On the other hand, stretching and strengthening exercises are useful for coping with upper body back pain. Shoulder stretching strengthens the shoulder blades, hence reducing the pain and discomfort. Exercising abdominal muscles can also improve your back pain.

In addition to the above, there are many different exercises to reduce pain in different localized areas of your back. While your doctor and therapist can recommend helpful exercises, our fellow members at ExtendaTouch can tell you first-hand whether specific activities worked for them. You can ask our group members questions and share your concerns. People who relate will possibly help you cope with the back pain.

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