Back Pain Relief
Lower Left Back Pain is common
among people and can be caused by a number of reasons. Improper use of
the back muscles lead to Lower Left
If you sit on a chair for longer periods, say in front of the
computer, poor posturing, where the left side of the back is under
constant strain, can lead to Lower
Lower Left Back
Pain is part of the larger lower back pain
condition, which affects people mostly. The reason why the back suffers
can be attributed to our sedentary life style.
An office job in the pre-computer era was not as strenuous for
the back as it is now. In those days, people would keep shifting weight
and position in their chairs to allow rest to the back.
Now with computer monitors fixed in a particular position,
there is little scope for adjusting your position and weight in your
office chair. Sitting in one particular position for hours together
puts the lower back under a lot of strain.
The back cannot take this constant strain on everyday basis.
This initially leads to lower back stiffness and gradually the back
starts getting painful.
The lower back cushions the weight of the upper body, and it
acts as a shock absorber to reduce the impact of walking and running.
Joggers, who jog on cemented tracks or on roads, expose their backs to
greater risk of injury because of higher intensity of shock.
Lower Left Back
Pain can start with injury to the left leg, hip or back.
The muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, discs and bones are
under constant strain when we are mobile. Our turning, twisting and
bending movements also put the lower
back under strain. Regular back
stretching and strengthening exercises
will keep your back supple and
Infection of the left kidney and the sciatica nerve of the
left leg can also cause Lower Left Back Pain.
If you experience sharp pains in the left side of the back, consult a
physician to diagnose your condition.
Back exercise stretches the lower back muscles to help bring
relief to back pain caused by over-stressed back muscles. Spine
rehabilitation too is done through back exercise. People suffering from
are put through an exercise regimen, as exercise stretches the back and
promotes better blood circulation in the area.
You will hear many people complain of back pain
occasionally. About 75% to 85% of the people experience back pain
at some point of time in their life. The most common area of back pain
is the lumbar region of the spine.
This is the region that bears most of the body weight. Sudden
twisting and bending can cause injury to the back. Back pain
also occurs when the muscles get stiff because of poor posture. Back
exercise stretches the stiff muscles to provide relief.
Back Exercise Stretches For Back Pain
Back exercise stretches need to be performed softly. You
should treat your back gently and not subject it jerky and violent
movement. The exercise routine that you follow should start gently, and
gradually build over a period of a few weeks. You could cause more harm
than good, if you do not follow expert advice in matters of back
Warm up your body before you embark on the stretching routine.
Exercise stretches the muscles, ligaments and tendons in the area
surrounding the back. The muscles and tendons associated with the spine
are designed for movement.
Hence, they need to be stretched everyday to perform
optimally. The hamstring muscles are an important factor in back pain
problems. Most people with back
pain have stiff hamstring muscles.
Stand comfortably with your feet shoulder width apart. Now
slowly bend forward and try to touch your toes with your hands without
bending your knees. Your action should be smooth and not jerky. Be
careful not to overdo the stretching part.
Stop when you feel pain. This exercise stretches your
hamstring muscles. Your back pain will improve
gradually, as you continue with the exercise. The exercise can also be
performed while lying down.