Dr Oz: Back Pain Relief
After taking a closer look at gadgets meant to help with back pain, Dr Oz wanted to pay attention to more low-tech solutions. Dr Steven Shoshany revealed his back pain secrets for anyone struggling with neck pain, lower back pain, or sciatic pain. These moves are so easy, you can do them yourself at home.
Dr Shoshany explained that chiropractors look for spinal misalignments that cause nerve irritation and muscular imbalances. By removing that interference, you can allow your body to heal properly.
Dr Oz: How To Use A Banana For Neck Pain
A study recently came out that said chiropractic adjustments and exercises are a great replacement for opioid medication. Reagan typically wakes up with neck pain after sleeping at night. There’s a good chance you’re spending too much time looking down at your mobile device and surprisingly, a banana can help you find relief.
No, you don’t want to eat it just yet. Instead, place your hands behind your back and interlock your fingers. Squeeze your shoulder blades together as if you’re trying to hold the banana between them. Gently let your head tilt back and hold that position for about 20 seconds then relax. You want to encourage the cervical curve of your spine. Additionally, every 20 minutes, pick your head up from your mobile device and look straight ahead at something at least 20 feet away.
Dr Oz: Bruegger’s Relief Position
If you suffer from lower back pain, there’s a good chance it’s caused by sitting too much or for too long. For relief, try the Bruegger’s position. Sit on the edge of a chair with your legs at 90 degrees. You also want to make sure your pelvis is at 90 degrees while your hands are down and out at the anatomical position. Sit perfectly straight as if there’s a string pulling your head up, elongating your spine.
Take a long, deep breath in, then let the air out without leaving that position.
Dr Oz: Piriformis Stretch For Sciatic Pain
For those suffering from sciatic pain, you’ll want to do a specific stretch called the piriformis stretch. The piriformis is a long muscle in your butt shaped like a triangle. The sciatic nerve passes through that muscle so you want to stretch it out.
Lie on your back and place one ankle on the opposite knee. Then reach through your legs with one arm and grab your thigh and pull it toward you. Hold that stretch for 20 seconds and then switch your legs.
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