Dr. Oz: Exercises for Back Pain
Dr. Oz has been talking to Stephanie, who suffers from extreme back pain. He introduced her to therapist Sue Hitzmann, author of The Melt Method, who had a plan to help Stephanie by targeting her connective tissue through back exercises.
Dr. Oz: Fix Your Back
Sue asked her to lay down on her back on a yoga mat with her hands palm up on the floor. She asked her if she felt more weighted to the right side or the left side. She said she felt balanced. Sue asked her if the center of her back was on or off the floor. She said it was off the floor. Normally, your lower back will be a little off the floor, but your middle to upper back should be on the ground.
To fix this issue, Sue asked Stephanie to lay with a soft roller following the length of her spine and her feet on the ground. If you don’t have a soft roller, you can use a blanket or towel.
Hold your hands on either side and rock back and forth for 10 minutes. Then try to lay flat on your back. You should feel a difference.
Dr. Oz: Rehydrating Connective Tissue
Next, Sue asked Stephanie to do an exercise to rehydrate her connective tissue through her feet. She asked her to step on a small squeeze ball, with the squeeze ball at the back of her heel. Roll your foot back and forth really quickly.
Then, roll the ball between your foot and the floor until the ball reaches your toes and bring the ball back to your heel. Move back and forth. This will help the moisture reach your connective tissue.
Dr. Oz said that Sue Hitzmann was going to teach Stephanie more tips and tricks to help heal her back pain.