January 30, 2013

Three of the Best Home Remedies for Back Pain You can Make Yourself

Unfortunately for humanity, we live in a way which puts a lot of stress on our backs, and it probably goes just as well for you, regardless of whether you are lifting crates eight hours a day or spend your time hunched over piles of TPS reports on your desk. As you can probably guess, back pain is quite a common occurrence in men and women alike, and as people get older they have an increased chance of developing some kind of back-related condition.

While it is true that there are official medical treatments you can undergo for your back, but the truth is that some, if not many of those procedures are a bit of an overkill. Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn't undergo surgery or take some kind of medication if your condition requires you to, but I am saying that you should give certain home remedies for back pain a shot, and here are a few to get started.

Remedy #1: The Massage

By far one of the most highly-recommended back pain remedies is asking someone to massage the affected area on your back. Now, not just any type of massage will do. Your massager needs to use herbal massage oils as well as his/her knuckles, starting off gently and slowly increasing the amount of pressure. A few minutes of this massaging technique is a really effective way of relaxing your muscles and relieving you of any pain they may be causing.

Remedy #2: Using the Right Furniture to Re-Align your Back

One of the most common causes of back pain is a misaligned spine in the lower back region. This requires a bit of time to fix, but fortunately, the procedure can be self-performed by anyone with a chair. You must avoid sitting on couches and soft surfaces, favoring firm and solid chairs.

You can also put a small support pillow on the chair before sitting so as to help keep your back and waist aligned with each other. Over time, your spine will start to re-align and the pains will fade away.

Remedy #3: The Powers of the Elements

For this final remedy we will make use of ice and heat. As it happens, ice is a great pain reliever when the back is involved, helping to block neurological pain signals all while reducing swelling and inflammation.

In order to relieve yourself from pain using ice, wrap up a few cubes in a towel and put it on the area which hurts, keeping it there for twenty minutes. Naturally, you can use various substitutes for the ice, such as frozen peas.

In any case, for the first few days you should apply the ice/frozen peas bag whenever you need it. After the first two days, switch your ice for something warm and moist, preferably a towel dipped in warm water.

Lie down with pillows wherever you need them to make yourself comfortable, and put the warm towel on your affected area, after which you need to have someone cover the area with plastic wrap so as to seal the heat in there. Leave it there for 20 minutes. Repeat this process a few times a day for two to three weeks, and you should notice a huge difference in your back.

All in all, remember that if you have some kind of serious back problem, most, if not all home remedies for back pain will only help you to deal with the symptoms… the root cause will remain. In such a case, it is indeed preferable to seek out professional, medical treatment, and the sooner the better; if there is one thing out there which doesn't wait before escalating, it’s back pain.

January 25, 2013

Far Infrared Heating Pad – Let There Be Light

Up until now, in order to treat their back, muscle and joint pains, people have been using medicaments and surgeries almost exclusively.

However, with technology growing at such a rapid pace, it was only a matter of time until we found other, more effective methods of providing ourselves with joint and back pain relief.

One of the most recent discoveries in this field is the effect of infrared lighting on the body. When exposed to a concentrated amount of it for a certain time your muscles and joints react positively by relaxing and relieving you of pain you may be feeling. One of the most popular products in this category is without a doubt the Far Infrared Heating Pad.

What is the Far Infrared Heating Pad?

You may have already encountered or heard about similar technologies, but there are certain things which set this pad apart from the other ones currently available on the market. To start things off, as its name clearly indicates, it makes use of infrared light.

While other pads can only penetrate about 2 to 3 mm, infrared lighting can go much, much further, and warm up your deep muscles, organs and various other tissues. Also, after you take the infrared pad off, the benefits won’t instantly disappear, as they tend to do with other ones. No, they are going to stay for around six hours, depending of course on how long you use it before taking it off.

The pads are available in three different sizes, with the smallest one being handy for localized pain treatments and traveling, the medium one being big enough to cover an average human back, and the large one being spacious enough for you to sleep on and soothe your entire body.

Is the Far Infrared Heating Pad Worth a Shot?

Well, to start things off, it has to be said that this method is pretty much harmless, meaning that if even if does end up not working, you won’t be any worse for the wear (contrary to regular pads, these ones don’t emit any harmful electrical fields), especially seeing as how it comes with a 100%, no-questions asked 30-day return policy, allowing you get a full refund for whatever reason.

The pads themselves are actually quite comfortable and can be used in a number of different positions, they distribute the heat evenly throughout their entire surface, they are quite durable and can last you for a very long time (provided you take good care of them), they are flexible and can fit people of all shapes and sizes, not to mention that they heat up rather quickly and don’t force you to wait for a bit of relief.

All in all, it is definitely one of the more safe, interesting, and promising muscle and joint pain relief methods available on the market today and definitely worth a try for those experiencing these types of problems.

January 23, 2013

A Few Sciatica Pain Relief Options

While it seems that many people believe Sciatica to be an actual condition, the truth is that it is a term used to describe the symptoms which arise when your sciatic nerve gets pinched or irritated.

While the consequences depend on the severity of the specific case studied, it often causes a pain to originate in your lower back, and slowly makes its way all the way down to your toes. The pain can range from minor and manageable all the way to severe and rage-inducing. In some cases, it can even cause numbness or weakness in the affected areas.

The Causes of Sciatic Back Pain

So what exactly could cause these symptoms to show up? Well, there are a number of conditions which could serve as the cause, but there are a few ones which are by far more commonly-observed than others:
  • Spinal trauma generally leads to, amongst other things, sciatic nerve pain. When I say trauma, I mean something that can be medically qualified as such by an expert… something that would result from a car crash or a very bad fall.
  • Herniated discs, apart from being painful by themselves, also have a tendency to lead to sciatic back pain seeing as how them bulging often leads to one of the sciatic nerve roots becoming pinched under pressure.
  • Spinal stenosis can also serve as a cause to those afore-described symptoms, as it is a condition where the spinal canal becomes constricted (mostly because of inflammation of bone spurs), and when it takes place in the lower back, it can lead to the sciatic nerve getting pinched.
  • Piriformis syndrome is something which can cause sciatic nerve pain in around 15% of the population, seeing as how only that chunk of people have their sciatic nerve running through the piriformis muscle. As you can guess, the syndrome compresses that muscle, which in turn hurts your nerve.
  • Finally, there is Spondylolisthesis, which is a condition in which certain vertebrae in your back have a tendency to slide across when performing certain movements. Naturally, this can be quite painful for your sciatic nerve when it occurs in the lower back.

Sciatica Pain Relief Methods

So how exactly are you to deal with the pain? Well, there are three main treatment methods used to provide people with long-term pain relief solutions:

  • Muscle balance therapy is the first one I’d like to discuss, as it addresses your posture. More precisely, it helps to properly align and train your muscles to pull evenly on your spine and bones from all sides, allowing you to easily maintain a good posture, slowly positioning your bones in the places where they should be.
  • Another good treatment method is referred to as trigger point therapy, and it consists of finding and relieving contraction knots in your muscles. These knots occur all over the body and seemingly randomly, and in some cases, they can trigger a pinched nerve. Regardless of whether it is the case in your situation, this therapy can still help by providing you with some relief for those brief and mysterious pains that just pop up from time to time.
  • Finally, there is the inversion therapy, and it is all about decompressing your back and relieving the pressure in it. In most cases, you can use a simple inversion table two times for about five to fifteen minutes per day, and slowly but surely, gravity will start to work and gently pull your spine down so as to align its vertebrae perfectly. It may be a bit of an outdated method, but it sure has proven itself useful.

All in all, simply remember that sciatica pain relief won’t solve your condition, but it will make it more tolerable. If what you are looking for is a permanent method to fix the problem (and you should), you will need to consult with a healthcare specialist, as it is very possible a surgical procedure will be required.

January 18, 2013

Paleo Bread Recipes – Making your Sliced Bread the Best Thing on Earth

The Paleo Diet is quite extensive in the number of different recipes it offers, with the best part being that anyone can think of a recipe which would be compatible its requirements. With bread being the most important food item for most people (very few spend a single day without eating bread) I decided to write about three Paleo bread recipes here for two reasons.

First, I feel like good recipes should be shared, and I really hope you will be able to put them to good use. Second, it will give you a good idea of the types of foods you can expect to find in the Paleo diet. In any case, on with the show.

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Even though I’m not the biggest fan of pumpkin, I have to admit that when used to make bread, the results are simply mouth-watering.

There is simply nothing out there like taking a whiff of a fresh loaf of pumpkin bread straight out of the oven. As you’ll soon see, it is a very healthy alternative to the white, processed bread you probably tend to eat every day.

To make it, you are going to need the following ingredients:

  • A cup of blanched almond flour
  • Half a teaspoon of baking soda
  • Half a teaspoon of Celtic sea salt
  • One tablespoon of cinnamon
  • One tablespoon of nutmeg
  • Half a cup of roasted pumpkin
  • A quarter teaspoon of stevia
  • Two tablespoons of honey
  • Half a teaspoon of cloves
  • Three eggs

Making this bread is quite easy; all you need to do is follow the following five simple steps:
  • Combine the almond flour, baking soda, salt and all the spices and mix them until the mixture is as homogenous as possible. You can use a food processor.
  • Then, add the honey, pumpkin, eggs and stevia, then pulse it for two minutes.
    Once your batter is complete, put it in a small loaf pan.
  • Bake it at a temperature of around 350 Fahrenheit for about forty to forty-five minutes.
  • Once you take it out, let it cool for about an hour, and that’s all there is to it!

Paleo Zucchini Bread

If you’d like to make your bread a bit fancier and yet still tasty and healthy, you should definitely give this Paleo almond flour zucchini bread a try. To make it, you are going to need:
  • A cup and a half of blanched almond flour
  • One teaspoon of baking soda
  • Two teaspoons of cinnamon
  • Half a teaspoon of nutmeg
  • Half a teaspoon of salt
  • A quarter cup of honey
  • A shredded and unpeeled zucchini
  • A ripe banana
  • Three beaten eggs
As you can see, the ingredients aren't too different from what we used for the Paleo pumpkin bread. To make it, simply follow these steps:
  • Put the eggs in a bowl and beat them softly, while adding the honey and the banana. Beat the mixture until it becomes somewhat like batter.
  • Place the shredded zucchini in the mixture, and stir the mixture.
  • Add all the dry ingredients mentioned above, and stir the mixture once again until it becomes actual batter.
  • Pour the batter in your loaf pan, bake it for somewhere around thirty-five to forty minutes at a temperature of, once again, 350 Fahrenheit. Don’t forget to pre-heat the oven before putting the bread in.

Paleo Banana Bread

To finish things off, here is a look at a more-or-less classic bread recipe, modified for the purposes of the Paleo Diet.The ingredients you will need to make it are:

  • One serving cooking spray
  • Two cups of almond flour
  • One tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • One teaspoon of baking soda
  • Half a cup of water
  • One teaspoon of almond extract
  • A quarter cup of agave syrup
  • Four to six ripe, mashed bananas (depending on how much you want the bread to taste like banana).
  • Half a teaspoon of vanilla bean paste
  • Two eggs.
Making the Paleo banana bread is far from being different from the other ones:
  • While preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, spray our loaf pan with your cooking spray, or whatever equivalent you have.
  • In a bowl, mix the ground cinnamon, almond flour and baking soda.
  • In a separate bowl, beat two eggs, and add water, the almond extract, the mashed bananas, the agave syrup and the vanilla bean paste.
  • Combine the two mixtures and beat them until no dry areas remain.
  • Once the batter is ready, pour it in the pan and cook it for around forty to forty-five minutes, until the edges become crisp.

January 17, 2013

HCG Weight Loss – An Important Breakthrough

If you have been looking for supplements to help you lose weight, then chances are that you've come across hundreds, if not thousands of offers, each one claiming to be the one and only you’ll ever need.

Needless to say, many of them can be labeled as scams seeing as how they seemingly work for a very small part of those that try them, and even then it’s doubtful these are actual customers leaving positive reviews. Quite recently though, a breakthrough has been made in the weight loss industry, and it has come to be known as human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).

What is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin?

So what exactly are we talking about here? Well, it is a hormone which naturally occurs in the bodies of pregnant women for the purpose of helping them regulate their productions of estrogen and progesterone.

Dr. Simeons one day, somehow, decided to see what effect hCG would have on the bodies of people who weren't pregnant… and the discoveries he made were mind-blowing. As it happens, hCG acts on the person’s hypothalamus and suppresses their appetite in a very powerful manner, in addition to which it also accelerates the body’s metabolism and even forces it to dig into its own fat reserves in order to create energy, rather than the fat coming from the foods you eat.

HCG Weight Loss Programs

Needless to say, after this discovery Dr. Simeons put together the hCG diet, and at first, it allowed people to eat no more than 500 calories per day, although the human body needs between 1500 and 2000 to maintain its state. As you can imagine, the diet took a lot of willpower and perseverance, but those who had gone through it were rewarded with dramatic weight losses, often going above 20, sometimes even 30 pounds.

The good news is that the concept of the hCG diet has been further developed by numerous people, and there are multiple diets you can follow today. The main difference between them is how many calories you are allowed to consume daily, with there being a diet of 750, 1000, 1200 and even 1500 calories per day. As you can probably guess, the higher the allowed calories consumption count is, the easier it will be to remain on the diet, but the longer it will take you to lose weight.

My personal recommendation is that if you are experiencing trouble with weight loss and need a push in the right direction, then perhaps you should look at giving an hCG diet a shot.

Don’t go for the 500 calorie one straight away... depending on how heavy you are, I recommend you start with the 1200 or 1500 calorie-diets and work your way down from there. It may be a hard road, but it’s one where the reward does outweigh the challenge.

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January 10, 2013

A Brief Look at the Apple Cider Vinegar Weight Loss Solution

As you probably already know, countless products have been made over the years in hopes of making the weight loss process easier for humans. Needless to say, we are very far from having found the be-all end-all cure to weight problems, but we are nevertheless making some considerable strides towards it, and along the way it seems we are discovering more and more weight loss methods.

Relatively recently it was discovered that there are numerous apple cider vinegar weight loss benefits, and here is a brief examination of what they can do for you.

It Fills You Up

For starters, it has to be said that one of the biggest problems many people face when it comes to weight loss is overeating due to not feeling full. This can even happen two or three hours after eating a big meal.

The good news is that a study was conducted and published by the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and it was found that adding small amounts of apple cider vinegar to your meals will make practically any food you eat much more filling. You could even just add a bit of it in water, or a drink of your choice while eating your meal.

Sugar Level Stabilization

It is no secret that while many people are trying to lose weight out of vanity, most of us are also doing it because of health concerns. Well, as it turns out, apple cider vinegar can actually help you with an aspect of your health, as a 2005 study has demonstrated it; the ingredients in that vinegar actually work to stabilize blood sugar levels, helping to control your sweet cravings, not to mention doing wonders for diabetics.

Lowering Cholesterol

Finally, it was found that the apple cider vinegar weight loss benefits extend beyond blood sugar and making you feel full; it can actually help to maintain good levels of cholesterol. An experiment was performed on rats, with none of them suffering from diabetes.

The rats were given small doses of apple cider vinegar on a regular basis every day, and it was observed that all the rats were experiencing lowering levels of LDL cholesterol (that’s the bad kind of cholesterol) and stabilizing levels of HDL (the good kind of cholesterol).

At this point, I’d say it doesn't even matter if you are trying to lose weight or not; your cholesterol levels may very well be out of whack, despite you thinking that you are in a good shape.
And so, as is obvious, there apple cider vinegar weight loss benefits are really something to write home about, especially seeing as how we are talking about a natural, cheap and readily-available product you can find at the grocery store.

Also, seeing as how the studies on apple cider vinegar are still in their infancy, it can be theorized that there are plenty more advantages to it, but we just haven’t discovered them yet. No, it’s not the tastiest drink you can find in your house, but in my opinion, living a longer, healthier and happier life far outweighs causing your taste buds some discomfort.

January 9, 2013

Penetrex – The Ultimate Joint Pain Relief Solution

Joint pains can stem from a number of different conditions, ranging from arthritis to tennis elbow, and millions upon millions of people around the entire world are victims to them… it seems as if it is one of those conditions humans end up developing one way or the other.

While it is true that most joint pain treatment methods involve some kind of painkiller, there are some good news, and they come in the form of Penetrex.

I realize this may sound a bit corny, but Penetrex really is one of the most highly-praised joint pain solutions, having garnered a 4.5 star rating on Amazon with more than 1002 reviews. In other words, it has proven itself, and if you are suffering from joint pains, I sincerely hope you don’t miss out on it.

What Penetrex Does

In any case, time to talk about Penetrex. It comes in the form of a cream which you need to apply directly to the areas on your body where you are experiencing joint pains. Simply take a small amount, and rub it in until the cream has been absorbed by your skin. You should repeat this process for around three to four times per day.

It is guaranteed that within 7 to 10 days, you are going to actually feel your joints becoming more mobile, not to mention they will ache considerably less, possibly even not at all. After that period of ten days, the instructions say that you should apply the cream as you see fit. In other words, you can actually relieve yourself from joint pains for a little while by going through with that simple process.

What Makes Penetrex Worth It?

As far as the ingredients go, it contains a heck of a lot of them, so I won’t list them all here, but you can read about them on the link at the bottom of this article. Just to give you an idea though, the ingredients are natural, and they include: purified water, peppermint oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed oil, glycerin, Shea butter, tea tree oil, camphor, and much more.

In other words, you shouldn't have any concerns about how the cream is going to affect you in other ways; it simply relieves joint pain, and that is all, which is a lot more than what can be said about most other joint pain relief treatment solutions.

In addition, it has to be said that Penetrex can help to relieve your joint pains regardless of why they may be there. Whether you are suffering from Bursitis, Tendonitis, Arthritis, Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, or just plain old sores, Penetrex will provide you with the relief you are looking for.

What the Customers have to Say about Penetrex

Finally, as was mentioned above, Penetrexhas more than 1,002 reviews on Amazon, with an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Just to sum up the reviews, most of the people writing them recount their struggles with whichever joint pain they had, and then go on record saying that within one or two weeks of using Penetrex, the symptoms were fading away.

Naturally, as with any product, there will always be some unsatisfied customers, and in this case, there are a few of them. However, the truth is that not a single treatment method invented by man works on absolutely everyone; our bodies are wired in unique ways based on our genes and experiences, reacting differently to external influences. But I wouldn't worry too much about that seeing as how, after all, an overwhelming majority of people did experience joint pain relief worth writing home about.

All in all, if you are suffering from any type of joint pain and are looking for a treatment method which will actually provide you with relief without harming your body, I highly recommend you take the time to look into Penetrex. They have a 100% money-back guarantee, meaning that if it doesn't work, you can simply send it back for a full refund, no questions asked, as a few of the reviewers on Amazon claim they have done. So, you have nothing to lose and literally a joint pain-free life to gain;

Back Pain Treatment Solutions – A Brief Overview

Unfortunately, back pains are quite a common occurrence, and the older a person gets, the higher his or her chances of developing this symptom.

In an overwhelming majority of cases, constant back pains originate from having some kind of malformation which is pressing against your nerves, and thus causing pain and discomfort at all times. The good news is that back pain treatment solutions do exist, and provided that you aren't suffering from some kind of rare condition, they generally tend to work quite well.

Spinal Decompression Therapy

To start things off, I’d recommend that you give a more natural method a try… after all, there will always be enough time to pump yourself full of chemicals. What is spinal decompression precisely? Well, it is a form of therapy which requires you to do certain movements in repetition which have for effect to stretch your spine, effectively decompressing it. As a result, pressure will be taken off the spinal disks, the nerves, and may even contribute to the retraction of herniated disks.

Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractors are some of the most respected specialists when it comes to anything related with human backs.

They are people who spent most of their adult lives mastering the art of using their hands in order to re-align and replace bones to where they belong.

They are not only capable of relieving the pain in your joints, but they can also contribute to restoring your mobility, not to mention that the process itself has a very relaxing effect on your entire body, including your muscles, joints, tendons and such.

Nerve Blockers

As was mentioned above, most of the pain originates from there being something pressing against your nerves. It is possible to treat the symptom of such a condition with the help of nerve blockers.

These are localized injections made to the specifically-afflicted areas of the body, and they have for effect to block your nerves from transmitting information to the brain. Essentially, it makes you numb. Now, it is important to note that nerve blockers are only going to help you manage the pain; you will have to take other measures if you are hoping for a permanent cure.

Laminectomy Back Surgery

A very common back pain treatment is the laminectomy, a relatively routine type of surgery in which parts of the ligaments, bone spurs and spinal bones pressing on the nerves are removed.

While losing some chunks of your body may sound horrifying at first, rest assured that the procedure is actually quite danger-free, with the modifications being quite minimal yet very effective. You should keep in mind though that just like with any other surgery, the recuperation period will be somewhat of a pain to go through, but in the end, this will provide a long-lasting solution.

These are some of the most popular back pain treatment methods used today, although it has to be said that they are far from being the only ones. Indeed, there are actually many more methods out there which people have developed in order to deal with back pains. Regardless of which path you take, never forget that once your back pains are gone you can’t relax… you will need to start taking measures in order to prevent them from happening again, but really, that’s another discussion.

January 4, 2013

TenDlite® Fast Joint Pain Relief – Let There be Light

Up until now most of the medicine we have had at our disposal to fight against joint pain can be categorized in two main types: pharmaceutical pills and natural remedies.

The former often works, but also comes with an incredible number of debilitating side effects. As for the latter, well the ones that do work consistently seldom provide the needed relief, and many of the ones that do work happen to only be effective for a small part of the population.

The good news is that today, technological advancements in medicine have allowed us to develop the TenDlite®, a machine which can actually soothe joint pain with the help of red light.

How the TenDlite® Works

Before going further, I have to say that this product has been approved by the FDA, and consequently, it has undergone thorough clinical trials in order to ensure its effectiveness as well as safety. The technology used in it is employed today by countless athletes, trainers and doctors in general. There are no side effects to it, no drugs you need to take, and as you can probably guess, the addiction factor doesn't come into play at all.

In order to use TenDlite®, you simply need to turn it on and hold it very close to the joint which hurts you and hold it there for a total of one minute. You need to repeat this process two to three times every day. You will see that with time, your joints will be aching less and less and you will have regained the mobility you lost… while in some cases it may take a few weeks, many people already see results within days of starting to use this.

The technology behind it is very simple, as it simply emits a concentrated ray of red light at a certain frequency, producing a soothing effect on your bones. Indeed, there are still many amazing things for us to discover in this universe.

How Well Does TenDlite® Work?

Just like with any product, there are always going to be people left unsatisfied. However, in this case, they are far from being the majority. As a matter of fact, most of the people who have used this device have nothing but positive things to say about it, claiming that it already starts to help within a short amount of time and that there are truly no side effects to it.

All in all, I’d heavily recommend that you give the TenDlite® Fast Joint Pain Relief a shot, especially considering it doesn't cost much and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, meaning if it doesn't work within a couple of weeks, simply return it for a full refund.

Considering it is approved by the FDA and one of the safest, if not the safest treatment for joint pain, I really can’t think of a reason as to why you shouldn't try it out. To learn more about it or place your order, simply head on over to the following link below.

January 3, 2013

A Couple of Back Pain Exercises to Relieve and Prevent

While most of us may think that we are going to be spared from physical problems, the truth is that as the human body gets older, the development of debilitating conditions becomes increasingly likely.

One of the conditions most people tend to develop is back pain; whether you have been lifting crates for fifteen years or sitting with your back hunched at your desk for countless hours, you will feel the accumulated effect of physical and mental stress on your body, and especially your back. While it is true that you can take painkillers to deal with it, I’d advise against that, unless of course it is your only resort.

The reason why is because over-the-counter pharmaceuticals tend to bring various debilitating side effects, you can become dependent on them, not to mention that it will only take care of the symptom, but not of the problem itself. In any case, here are a couple of back pain exercises to help you out with your condition.

The Knee to Chest Stretching Exercise

This is a very simple one which shouldn't take you much time or effort to accomplish. You start off by lying on your back with your feet placed as close to your backside as possible without hurting, and it also means that your knees are going to be bent upwards.

Then, in one motion, grab ahold of one of your knees with both of your hands and bring it as close to your chest as possible. Hold it there for about twenty seconds, and then bring it back to its original position.

As you can guess, after that you simply need to do it with the other leg. Once you are done with the second leg, do it with both legs at the same time, and then start the routine over again.

You should do this exercise twice per day, repeating each set three times; in time, it will strengthen your lower back and relieve you of pains you may be feeling in that area.

Stretching Like a Cat

The cat stretch is an exercise which I believe to be very underrated as it heavily contributes to helping you develop your spinal flexibility, and thus, relieving the pain which so bothers you. In any case, this exercise is basically a mimicry of the stretch cats do when they wake up.

You start by positioning yourself on all fours, as if you are about to do a push-up but with your knees on the ground. Then, slowly arch your back downwards, towards the floor; be careful not to push yourself beyond your slight discomfort zone for you could damage your back. In any case, you need to hold that position for a couple of seconds, and then slowly arch your back upwards, towards the ceiling. Do this exercise three times per day, repeat the set three to five times per session.

As you probably know, there are countless more back pain exercises for back pain relief at home, and you can easily find them for free using your search engine of preference.

Don’t try to do them all and overload yourself; simply make a routine which consists of doing two or three of them per day, and given enough time and effort, you will not only relieve yourself of pain, but also strengthen your back and lower the chances of developing any problems with it.