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7 Ways to Relieve Back Pain

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General back pain can be helped with stretches, exercises, and other treatments. These back exercises & stretches are easy to do, and should help provide back pain relief.

To help relieve back pain, pelvic tilts, bridges, and supine trunk rotation will help loosen up the muscles while strengthening them as well.

Another great way to help relieve back pain is using a TENS unit. The folks at Auvon sent their Dual Channel TENS unit to use. The best part of using a TENS is you can do your stretches and exercises while it’s on.

For more strengthening, you can add onto the bridges by doing a bridge with a ball squeeze to help activate the adductor muscles, and then doing a bridge with a resistive band to help activate the abductor muscles.

Finally, stretching the quadratus lumborum (QL) in tall kneeling is a great way to relieve back pain.

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10 Winged Scapula Treatments

A winged scapula or scapular winging is when the shoulder blade (scapula) wings out from the ribcage (the side closest to the spine) due to weakness from muscles or nerve damage. These stretches & exercises should help.

A winged scapula can cause issues with stability and overall function of the shoulder. Stretching and exercising muscles that attach to the scapula should help, especially the serratus anterior muscle.

Start with stretching: rhomboid stretches in long sitting, levator scapulae stretches, latissimus stretches, subscapularis stretches, pec/chest stretches will help loosen up the area to help with function.

Then, strengthening the muscles will help correct imbalances. Serratus punches, modified push up plus, bear hugs with a band, and serratus punches with band should help regain stability in the scapula.

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7 Ways to Relieve Neck Pain

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Neck pain can be helped with stretches, exercises, and other treatments. These neck exercises & stretches are easy to do, and should help provide neck pain relief. 

To help relieve neck pain and tightness, stretches should help loosen up the area. Neck rotation with thoracic rotation in the opposite direction, upper trap stretch, and levator scap stretch are all great ways to help relieve neck pain.

You can also use a TENS unit while you are stretching and exercising to help decrease the pain so you can do the treatment you need to get better. The folks at Auvon, Inc. sent me their 3-in-1 TENS, EMS, and massage unit to use.

Then you can do a neck rotation stretch with a towel. Some therapists will call these SNAGS.

Finally, strengthening the neck or cervical muscles will help keep it strong and stable. Chin tucks and chin tucks with flexion to get the deep flexor muscles will help.

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10 Best Golfer's Elbow Exercises & Stretches

Buy the Golfer's Elbow WorksheetGolfer's elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is an inflammation on the inside of the elbow. It often comes from an overuse injury. This video shows you my favorite stretches & exercises for golfer's elbow.

Soft tissue mobilization (STM) can be very beneficial for golfer’s elbow. This is not rubbing the area, but you are actually mobilizing or moving the tissue around to help break up adhesions and scar tissue.

Next stretching the inside and outside of the elbow helps. Wrist flexor stretches and wrist extensor stretches will help loosen up the area. Stretches in general can be done with a 30 second hold, 3 times.

Then working on AROM and strengthening for wrist flexion, radial/ulnar deviation, and pronation/supination will help decrease the inflammation and improve motion.

Finally bicep curls are a great way to strengthen the muscles as well.

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