Pain. Work. Management. These are all part of life’s little struggles and something that I deal with on a daily basis. It is so important to have strategies to manage pain especially when you are a busy at work.
The stretch above really helps to open up my hips and lower back and is best accomplished in a chair with wheels so you can push your shoulders down to the ground and really feel the stretch in that lower hip/back area.
Another favorite of mine is to cross one leg over and then bend over and touch the ground.
To get that full mid-back stretch you can pull one knee up to your chest and hug it in for 30 seconds and then simply twist away from it as shown above to help release the muscle tension.
The stretch above helps stretch both your back shoulder muscles and mid back. Grasp one wrist and then sit down in your chair straight up, gently begin to sit forward and hold the stretch for 30 seconds and then return to sitting straight up. Repeat this 5 times and then switch wrists.
For my neck I like to cross one arm over my chest and then turn my head opposite of that. Then I switch. Finally I roll my neck out and that really helps.
I am also a big fan of stretching out those tense shoulder muscles that I use all the time from typing at work. Pulling one arm across and then behind gets those muscles nice and open, relieving pressure and pain.
I added this dietary supplement to my regular medication rotation and have been very happy with how my back and neck have been feeling since I began this 3 weeks ago. I truly am not feeling as stiff and I can move around quickly without having to give my body a second to adjust to my new positions.
The pills are a bit on the larger size, but I take my diabetes meds, antidepressant and vitamin D with it quickly once a day in the morning and it goes down easy with no side effects. My tummy is not bothered by it and it does not have a bad after taste. It is a great dietary supplement to add to my routine.