Exercise for Mid Back Pain

Exercise for Mid Back Pain
Mid-back pain can be caused by arthritis, exertion or a pulled muscle. Exercises to stabilize and strengthen you back can also help minimize pain and prevent further injury.

Point and Stretch

Get down on your hands and knees, raise your left arm out, then your right leg. Stretch out your arm and leg and hold for a few second. Go back into starting position and repeat with your other arm and leg.

Hamstring Stretches

Lie on your back and raise one leg. Put your hands behind your knee and pull your leg farther toward you while keeping it straight. Hold for 15 seconds, then switch legs.

Cat's Howl

Get on all fours and raise your back as high as you can (like the image of a cat hissing defensively). Lower your head as you stretch. Hold this pose for 10 seconds.

Upper Back Extensions

Sit down, put your hands on the back of your neck and raise your chin gently. Inhale and stretch your back.

Back Stretch

Lie down and raise one leg. Put your hands behind your knee and bring it slowly to your chest. Hold for 15 seconds, release and do the same with your other leg.

Article Written By Katelyn Lynn

Katelyn Lynn has been writing health and wellness articles since 2007. Her work appears on various websites. Lynn is a certified holistic health practitioner who specializes in orthomolecular medicine and preventative modalities. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in health sciences from TUI University and has extensive experience in botany and horticulture.

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