Stretching Mistakes

We should be stretching to stay limber and flexible, but if we stretch in a way that overstresses muscles or tendons, we can cause strains or even sprains while stretching.
Not all injuries come as a result of a single, bad stretch, either. Repetitive stretching that’s improperly done can cause injury over time.
Ideally, we should not wait until an injury occurs to begin stretching to relieve the pain or regain mobility. We should stretch every day.
As we age, we begin to lose flexibility and range of motion, especially in the shoulders and low back, which can then lead to other mobility issues.
Fortunately, age-related loss of flexibility can be reversed with a daily stretching program.

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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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