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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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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Massage is Better Than Opioid Pain Relievers for Back Pain

Since 2010, the use of MRIs to diagnose back pain and powerful pain relievers to help back pain have increased by more than 50 percent. Unfortunately, conventional approaches don’t always work, and the risks of becoming addicted to opioid pain relievers is very real. A better first step is to try neuromuscular massage to relieve the pain and restore movement.
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Why does your back hurt?

Standing upright requires the spine to support the weight of the upper body while remaining flexible enough to bend in many directions. The back’s complex set of bones, muscles and ligaments get a workout every time you move. Disks between the bones intended to cushion movement can slip, bulge or press on spinal nerves causing pain. Plus, disks wear and shrink as we age. If you have back pain, a good neuromuscular massage can help relieve the pain and restore your flexibility.
 
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