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Tight back muscles - June 7th 2012, 07:47 AM

I have some really tight muscles in my lower back, anyone got some suggestions to relieve the tightness...
   
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Re: Tight back muscles - June 7th 2012, 09:05 AM

Do you stretch your back after exercise? Or at all?

If you don't, stretching is a really good way to relieve tightness in any muscle, the only prerequisite is that you need to be warm to prevent injury. Light stretching can be done at pretty much any time, and stretching the affected areas lightly 2 - 3 times a day can greatly help relieve the tightness.

As for which stretches, google back stretches, or YouTube it, there's plenty of videos and stuff.

Heat such as wheaties can also be beneficial.
   
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Re: Tight back muscles - June 7th 2012, 11:35 AM

Hey thanks.
I've been recovering from major surgery and have been on bed rest for awhile now, my muscles in my back haven't had much motion lately. I looked up some light stretches that i'm going to give a try.
   
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Re: Tight back muscles - June 7th 2012, 12:15 PM

Your tight muscles are definitely due to being on bed rest. Along with doing some stretches, you can get a heating pad which will warm up the muscles and cause them to be more flexible and less stiff.


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Re: Tight back muscles - June 7th 2012, 04:45 PM

Massage can be beneficial. Get permission from a doctor, and it can help, even just from increased blood flow to the area. I stress that you need to be getting permission from a doctor...

Also, just getting movement can help.
   
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Re: Tight back muscles - June 9th 2012, 12:13 AM

I didn't know that you'd had surgery.

Okay, so, before doing anything on your own, you definitely need to see a doctor and/or a physio to get cleared for that activity, because you really don't want to interfere with the healing of your surgery =]

Also a physio can give you the most appropriate activities based on your current limitations and what you're trying to achieve.
   
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