Backache strikes when the muscles are under fatigue, commonly at the neck or lumbar region (where most twisting, turning or bending occurs). Frequent backaches occur due to overstrained or over stretched muscles, improper sitting positions, stress, lumbar scoliosis and earlier injuries. Many conditions cause back pain and they can be treated with conscious and gentle yoga practice. It has proven to be a safe and effective way to alleviate many forms of back pain and prevent its recurring bouts. However, all cases of back pain need to be evaluated by a medical expert for diagnosis and treatment.
Yoga for Upper and Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is caused due to excess sitting that can weaken the back muscle and results pain in your lower back. It may also be due to some other reasons like poor postural habit and sudden lifting of heavy objects, whereas upper back pain usually occurs between the neck and top of the lumbar spine. It is caused due stress, anxiety, shoulder pain and neck pain. These symptoms can leads to stiffness and aching in your lower back and upper back of the body. Yoga is another form of exercise that will help relieve you from both lower and upper back pain. Practicing yoga poses and exercise movements will help to increase joint flexibility. It also helps to maintain and improves strength and flexibility in the hips, shoulder and neck movements.
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