Get Out of Back Pain with a Basic Exercise
Instant Relief from Back Pain
If you struggle with lower back pain, then today’s post is for you. I think this could really help out a lot of people.
Just understand that I am not a doctor. I am merely telling you what has worked for me many times over the years to get relief from back pain.
A Little About My Back Pain History
Some of you already know this about me, but for those who do not, let me give you a run-down of my back pain history.
Every single day of my life, I experience some degree of back pain.
Every single day.
It all started when I was in ninth grade in gym class.
We were playing a game called Greenie Weenie. The Gym Teacher, would throw a giant green towel wrapped in athletic tape into the center of the wrestling room and we’d have to go in there and fight for it.
On one particular day, instead of fighting for the towel, I just grabbed it and the other two kids (it was a handicap match) and started dragging them back to my base, all hunched over.
I felt something pop and then sizzle inside my lower back and my whole body went limp.
I stood up and limped back to my side of the wrestling room.
Ever since that day, some 18 or so years ago, I have had to contend with the fact that at any given time, my back might “go out” again.
My Most Recent Back “Injury”
Instead of going into all the many times my back has gone out, let’s just fast-forward to last weekend.
It was my 15-year high school reunion for my graduating class and we played a bunch of fun games, including Kan Jam, but Greenie Weenie, thankfully, did not get played.
Anyway, at some point during the day, as I was trying to catch a frisbie, my left foot slipped and my back popped out ever so slightly.
Thankfully, this was only a minor subluxation – nothing compared to how bad it has been sometimes. I credit this to the amount of stretching I have been doing and some of the strengthening movements I have been doing with one of my new coaches, Niko Hulslander.
What I was feeling was this low level burning sensation below my glute muscle. From what I am told, this is due to an issue with my Sacroiliac joint, which can result in inflammation in the joint and thenerve as well. I also was feeling tightness in my Quadratus Lumborum, something that is also very common for me to have take place.
On Monday, I went for a chiropractic appointment, but unfortunately it was one of those times where the visit did nothing for me.
Fortunately, I did a very simple exercise during Tuesday’s workout and it got my back to adjust perfectly. I felt instant relief, so I wanted to tell all of you about it right away as well.
Check out this 4-minute video that explains why this works.
INSTANT RELIEF after the first set!
DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor and I don’t pretend that I know all the answers for getting people out of pain, but I know this simple exercise helped me out a great deal. I suggest anyone who wants to try this first consult with a doctor before doing so.
By the way, I also own a set of Inversion Boots. For me, they have not worked nearly as well as just a short set of dips. In the past, I used to do a quick set of dips every workout with the sole purpose of making my back adjust if it needed to. For whatever reason, I got out of the habit of doing this, but you can bet that I am going to start doing them on a routine basis again.
Look, I hate being hurt, and I know there are lots of people out there who share the agony of pain in their lower back. Maybe this will help you as well (once you run it by your doctor first).
Let me know how it works for you if you give it a try.
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