Three Stretching Principles against back pain in Nice

People can be classified in two categories: those who have back pain and those who will get back pain.

But the inevitability of back pain can be avoided with regular stretching.

Daily stretching should be part of daily body maintenance, likening it to the habit of brushing one’s teeth.

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Here are three principles for an effective and safe stretching routine.

Avoid Pain
When stretching correctly, muscles will react in the desired manner. But, if muscles are stretched and register pain, they try to protect themselves by contracting, which is the opposite of what we want to achieve.

But, slight pain during a stretch can feel good if the pain doesn’t spread to the rest of the body.

So distinguishing between the natural and slight burn of stretching and actual pain is vital.

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Stretch Slowly
Stretching should be progressive and never forceful.

Don’t stretch the muscle too fast.

Stretch the correct muscle.
Movement that goes a couple of degrees in the wrong direction can mean the difference between stretching the muscle and pulling on the joint capsule or similarly harming the body.

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Careless or poorly done stretching can actually worsen your condition.

So be careful.

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