How To Relieve Stress From Our Backs

Over time, our backs hold onto copious amounts of stress whether it’s from physical activities, work-related stress, or long periods of sitting. This buildup of stress can result in pain, injury, and mobility problems. There are expensive solutions to address back pain but not everyone has hundreds of dollars to spend on physical therapy, massages, and surgeries. Thankfully, there are many things you can start doing today to help alleviate the stubborn buildup of stress in your back. Let’s look at a few of these options.  

Stretching and Exercising  

It may seem counterintuitive to engage in physical activity when you’re in pain, but moving your body has many positive benefits. The release of endorphins, increased heart rate, and breaking a sweat are scientifically proven to make you feel better, but you don’t have to run a half marathon to gain the benefits of exercise. Try to stretch your body and back for a few minutes every day when you wake up. If you find yourself sitting for long periods of time, try to stand up and stretch every hour. Walking, climbing stairs, and yoga are a few other options to consider as well.  

Here is the best morning routine to follow every day to compliment this tip.  


The feet may seem completely unrelated from the back, but that’s not the case. Our feet are the first parts of us that separate our bodies from the ground: our feet distribute our weight as well. Foot problems such as a lack of arches or painful bunyons can make our bodies take on extra stress just from standing, affecting our knees and back. Find some therapeutic shoes or inserts for your specific foot ailment to help address this problem. If possible, limit the amount of time you spend on your feet.  

Proper Posture  

Lastly, being sure to hold yourself upright and proper can help fix some backpain issues. When we constantly slouch or hunch ourselves over, we are weakening the muscles that we don’t use. This contortion of the body can lead to unwelcome pains and aches in our back. Try and think about your posture at all times until it becomes habit. Keep your shoulders back and straight; however, don’t try and overcorrect them. If you attempt to do this, you can pull muscles in your back and shoulders leading to more pain.  

If you’ve tried all of thees tips and don’t feel any results, reach out to the ThriveMD healthcare experts at 








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