Millions of people have back pain caused by the sciatic nerve, a previous surgery (for example, from an epidural) or an old injury.
Sometimes, when I’m out and about and see people with obvious back pain, I feel so bad for them.
I also find myself taking extra, special care of myself because I don’t ever want to hurt my back.
See…I’ve watched my parents deal with back pain, too…
..and as you already know…it’s just a miserable lifestyle. It affects both how you look and how you feel.
A bad back and nerves can really mess up plans you’ve made to spend time with friends and loved ones. And that’s annoying and frustrating.
Over time, it can become downright depressing. And I don’t want that for you.
So, today, I’ve got a simple trick you can use to relieve the pain quickly.
(Actually…I’ll give you TWO tricks. )
Back/Nerve Pain Trick #1: USE A TENNIS BALL
- Get a tennis ball or take a golf ball and put it inside a sock. Then, twist the sock right above the ball and fold the tube of the sock down over the ball. Do that over and over again until the sock has no lengthy opening at the end. (Note: You’ll only do this with a golf ball. You need nothing extra for the tennis ball.)
- Locate the place where it hurts the most. Press gently to see if you feel a “knot” or tightness – like a tight muscle.
- Put the ball in the place where it hurts and then lie down. Don’t put too much pressure on it – just enough to know you’ve found the spot.
- As your pain tolerance adjusts, put on more pressure. Stop before it becomes unbearable.
- Do this for 1-2 minutes, once a day.
Back/Nerve Pain Trick #2: TRY THE PIGEON POSE
- This is a yoga pose that increases flexibility and opens the hips. It also stretches the IT band and the piriformis muscle. Both can become inflamed and cause sciatic pain.
- While on your back, bring your right leg up to a right angle. Clasp both hands behind the thigh, locking your fingers.
- Lift your left leg and place your right ankle on top of the left knee.
- Hold the position for a moment. This helps stretch the tiny piriformis muscle, which sometimes becomes inflamed and presses against the sciatic nerve, causing pain. It also stretches the IT Band, which can cause back pain, too.
- Do the same exercise with the other leg.
People often feel less back and nerve pain within hours of doing these exercises.
I hope they work for you, too!
P.S. => Would you like exercises that safely and comfortably strengthen your back muscles so you’re less likely to even need these stretching exercises? Let me know. I’ll find some doctor-approved workouts you can use!