How To Stretch After You Cracked Your Back

Need to find out how to stretch after you cracked your back? Cracking the back sometimes relieves pain. Start with some simple warm up exercises and in the process the back may crack without further manipulation.  If lower back pain or neck pain already exist, it is best to check with a physician to discuss whether the following neck, shoulder and lower back exercises would benefit you.

Things to know before you stretch after you cracked your back:

  1. Wear comfortable clothes
  2. Stretching should be pain free; do not force the body
  3. Move into the stretch slowly and don't bounce, this may tear muscles
  4. Stretch on a flat surface that is large enough to move freely

To Stretch After You Cracked Your Back

  1. Hold stretches 20-30 seconds to allow muscles or joints to become loose. Repeat the stretch 10 times
  2. The right way to stretch is slow and relaxed. DO NOT BOUNCE. This can actually cause a muscle to pull as the person stretches. Stretch to the point of mild tension. Stop if the stretch feels painful.
  3. Warm up by gently stretch the back muscles. Lie on your back with your knees bent and slowly raise your left knee to your chest. Press your lower back against the floor. Hold for 5 seconds. Relax and repeat the exercise with your right knee. Do 10 of these exercises for each leg, switching legs.



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