Does your back go out more than you do?

August 25, 2013

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How’s aging working for you?

If you’re like me and hubby, your lower back goes out more than you ever imagined it would. Yesterday, it was his back. And our neighbor’s. The day before it was mine.

For me, it’s always the left lower back.  My trainer helps me get rid of it, but I’m not always able to see him. It can be so annoyingly pervasive.

that when I found an effective way to treat back pain at home, I was ecstatic.

Here’s a great way to get rid of your lower back pain.  Listen to music, watch TV, relax into the exercise called “Static Back.”

The guy in the video says to do it for 10 minutes, but I’ve found 30 minutes (or longer) is better. If you can do it twice a day, that works, too.

Best way to ease lower back pain. It works.  Try it!

So, that’s one of the aggravating parts of aging.

What’s the best part of growing older?
What’s the part you like the least?

 

6 comments on “Does your back go out more than you do?
  1. The best part of getting older is having friends who I’ve known for more than twenty years, who I absolutely know I can rely on, come Hell or high water.

    The worst part is losing people. Grandparents. Father. And, as I’ve been saying for ten years: At 38, all my warranties expired.

  2. Barbara says:

    I’ve done this and yes, my back goes out more than I do – and it works. I also have a bolster (a very dense styrofoam tube that’s about 3 feet long) that I lay on with my tailbone at one end and my head a the other for about 15 minutes with arms out at my sides. This is great therapy for pulling shoulders and everything in the spine back in alignment. My therapist advised this because I hunch over a computer monitor for hours. Seems we have to counterbalance gravity.

    What do I like the least about aging? The crepe paper texture of a lot of my skin. Ugh.

  3. Susan Cooper says:

    I will use this static back exercise. It’s easy and can be done anywhere. 🙂

  4. I’m glad to learn about the static back exercise. This will come in handy when my lower back gets wonky. I’m going to share it with my FB followers, too. My lower back goes out now and then because of an old yoga injury deep in my right hip that then throws everything out of alignment and it comes down hard on my lower back. My physical therapist has assigned me a ton of core exercises to do at home. But they are boring, and I think too much about my dirty carpet. So I do yoga, pilates, and core express classes regularly at the gym. Plus I alter some of my cardio workouts to increase or introduce core work. I can’t even believe I do core work. I used to avoid it, hate it, rationalize myself out of it. But it does keep my back aligned! So I try to just find a way to embrace it as part of my New Reality.

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