• @[email protected]
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      Or don’t move your back

      (a phrase I like: “the best sitting position is the next one”

    • @[email protected]
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      91 month ago

      Any recommendations for stretching your back? I got a pain that won’t quit and posture is only part of the issue.

      • Neato
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        This stretch is great for my back pain.

      • @[email protected]
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        Yoga or any strength training that includes your back should probably be enough.
        Moves your whole body and also strengthens the muscles that support your back

        • IninewCrow
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          21 month ago

          Tai Chi does the same … at the very least the movements are so gradual and easy depending on your level (I’m very basic) … it at least gets you up moving and stretching.

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          Seconding this. I started doing 10-15 mins of yoga when I get up and around 30 mins when I get home from work a few weeks ago and I haven’t had back pain since.

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        Lots of back pain is caused by underworked muscles that develop inconsistencies in strength and begin getting sore trying to keep up at the littlest things.

        Strengthening your mid and lower traps is wildly important. Then the spinal erectors. Finally, the obliques. I’d mention abs, but like, duh.

        Good luck.

      • @makyo
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        I wish someone would have told me when I was 20 that my lower back issues could be entirely avoided with some simple stretching and core strength exercises. I do three of each and it has almost completely solved my back pain:

        1. hamstring stretch, quad stretch, hip flexor stretch (do stretches every day)
        2. front plank, side plank, bridges or similar

        As my back pain receeded I also began strength training which I think is also important.

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        Others have already commented a lot of helpful info, but for me, yoga was the answer. It was transformative for me far beyond back pain. I used to be a runner and ever since the pandemic I’ve felt just unbelievably old and awkward. A few weeks of yoga made me feel like a kid again when I needed to burst into a jog. It just felt so effortless and freeing and fun.

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    What’s he doing in that third panel? Hiding?