Stretches that Counter Inactivity

Back Stretch

Lie on a hard, flat surface face down. Lift up to your forearms for 30-60 seconds. Take a rest, if needed, and then lift up to a pushup position for 30-60 seconds.

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Keep Moving to Prevent Back Pain

Degenerative changes to the back are normal and almost always present after the age of 60. Most people never report significant pain. There are a few instances, however, that can cause significant back pain, including the loss of cartilage that allows the bones to rub against one another. Movement helps to guard against cartilage loss, and neuromuscular massage can help you keep moving.
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Muscle Strain is the Most Common Cause of Back Pain

Muscle strain from twisting, overuse or poor posture is the most common cause of back pain, especially lower back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, neuromuscular massage is a recommended therapy to help ease pain and restore movement.
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There are Times when You Must Consult a Doctor for Back Pain

There are a few instances in which consulting a doctor for back pain is absolutely necessary, including: sudden, severe pain without a history of falls or other trauma, weak or numb legs, or a loss of bladder or bowel control. These are all indications of something more serious than simple back pain.
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Massage may be Better for Your Back than Surgery

Often back pain is treated like a mechanic fixing a broken part. Studies are finding that regaining strength will not only speed recovery and lessen pain, but prevent future episodes of back pain. Neuromuscular massage is better at relieving pain, helping people regain mobility and regain strength than more conventional surgical methods, and without the side effects.
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