Dr Oz: Get Your Healthy Back
Dr Oz said he knows viewers have many questions and health problems they would love to know how to address. At the top of that list is Back Pain.
He explained that there are 33 vertebrae and 31 pairs of nerves along the spine. Motions such as Flexion, Extension, and Rotation could each cause problems somewhere along the way. Orthopedic physical therapist Peggy Brill explained that the problems can be remembered with the acronym BLTS: Bend, Lift, Twist, and Slouch.
Dr Oz: Sudden Back Pain
Sudden Back Pain is what happens when you make a movement and your back seizes up. Peggy Brill said that this type of pain should go away within three days if it’s treated correctly.
One viewer told Peggy and Dr Oz that her back pain gets in the way of her babysitting responsibilities. Peggy said that the best thing to do for sudden back pain is lie on your stomach, with a pillow under your hips. Prop yourself on your elbows and hold this position for 10 seconds. Take a break if this causes you pain.
Peggy said that your back should start to feel better. Then she advised placing your palms on the floor and pressing up on your arms as much as you comfortably can, to help naturally bend your back.
Dr Oz: Belly Blaster Back Pain Exercise
Do you have back pain when you wake up in the morning? Peggy told Dr Oz’s audience that this means you may not be moving enough or you do not have enough muscle strength to keep your spine stable. She suggested doing exercises to wake up your abdomen before you get out of bed.
For the Belly Blaster Exercise, lie on your back and bend your legs. Bring your left leg up and press against the knee using your right arm. You should not move your spine while doing this. Switch sides and repeat. This should engage your oblique muscles before you get moving.
Dr Oz: Chronic Back Pain Relief
If you have Chronic Back Pain lasting two weeks or more, Peggy Brill shared a solution with Dr Oz that may work for you. To address the part of your spine responsible for flexion exercises, lie on your back and pull one knee to your chest. Hold it there for three seconds before releasing. Repeat this with the other leg. Then do it once more with both legs at the same time.
Are you going to try any of Peggy Brill’s back pain exercise remedies?