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Back soreness
Does anyone know of any good exercises/stretches or some kind of alternative for back soreness? I threw out my back as a teen, and while it's not what I'd call pain, after any kind of exercise, it makes itself known. Usually a dull soreness that can build. I tried weights to strengthen it, but didn't seem to work much.

Figured I'd see if anyone here had any ideas. Thanks.

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18954 tn?1314301717
Pam
Hi

I went through physical therapy for back problems and it worked really well.  One of the best is:

* lay on your back
* take a rope or belt and place it under your foot
* using the rope, lift your foot as high as you can, while keeping your back flat to the floor.
* make sure to keep your stomach muscles tight as you raise your foot
* exhale & loosen your stomach musles as you lower your foot slowly
*  repeat this with each foot for 15-20 minutes each day

Hope this helps.
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In Chinese medicine, what you have is probably Qi and Blood stasis caused by longtime-injury.  This is harder to treat than acute injury with acupuncture.  However, I can suggest that you look for an licensed acupuncturist and ask for cupping.  It helps get the blood flowing again.
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Yes, and another aspect that supports the diagnosis of stasis and stagnation is the fact that you describe the pain as a soreness as opposed to a sharp pain.  Does it feel better when you apply pressure?
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