Relaxing your spine to achieve better mobility
Mobility in the spinal joints is one of the most important factors in spinal health. But so many of us let our mobility decrease day by day until it reaches a point of causing serious damage. One way you can overcome this degenerative cycle is to practice mobilizing your back on a daily basis- even 5 minutes a day can give your back a serious boost in the fight to preserve mobility and integrity. Relaxation is the key: always approach these stretches with a calm attitude and breathe deeply throughout, to relieve tension in the musculature.
Our move of the week: seated lower and middle back mobilization
- Sit with your legs extended straight in front of you on a carpeted floor
- Bring one foot up and cross it over the other leg, coming to rest on the side of the knee.
- Now cross your opposite arm over your raised knee, letting your elbow rest on the knee and your forearm on the shin if possible.
- Push your arm against the raised leg and turn your body to look over your shoulder on the side of the raised knee.
- Hold 10-20 seconds.
- Repeat on the other side
Taking spinal mobility seriously in Sacramento
If you are interested in finding out about more small ways to keep your spine in a state of health and balance, give our office in Sacramento a call to schedule an appointment today. We are standing by to help you take a more holistic and preventive approach to caring for your spine.