|Written by Bill Hanks|
Millions of individuals at one time or another strain their back muscles.¬† This causes some pain and discomfort.¬† However, more than anything else, it immobilizes a persons movement.¬† I am not a medical doctor.¬† Any type of injury, should be seen by a professional individual.¬† That being said, I discovered a simple measure during the the NBA playoffs in 1989 that can add some relief to a strained back.¬† This article will explain how to relieve lower back stress.
First;¬† Take a bath towel and fold it one time.¬† If you are a rather large person, do not fold it at all.¬† Start at one end and roll it as tightly as you can.¬† Do this until, it is very tightly rolled.
Second;¬† Place a large rubber band on each end to keep it from unrolling.
Third;¬† Find a comfortable spot on the floor.¬† Usually in front of your television.¬† You could read a magazine article if you want.¬† You need something to pass the time.¬† Keep in mind, you can't be moving around.
Fourth;¬† Lay with your belly on the floor.¬† Remove your shoes.¬† This position can be very uncomfortable with shoes on.
Fifth;¬† Place both elbows on the rolled towel in front of you.¬† Use your hands to prop up your head.¬† This is a must.¬† Do not lay your head down.
Sixth;¬† Hold this position for at least 20 minutes.
This simple maneuver adds a slight but extended stretch in your lower back.¬† It is slightly more than an everyday type of movement.¬† It stretches out and holds the lower back muscle for a period of time.
The back muscle is the weakest muscle in the body.¬† It is easy to injure, by lifting extra weights.¬† This happens, when you don't use your body properly for lifting items.¬† With in¬†moments, the muscle will tighten up.¬† The only way to give it relief is by a long extended stretch.¬† Notice, I said relief and not heal.¬† Healing will take some time and repeated stretching efforts. Slow efforts.¬† This exercise will not heal only give some relief.