Back and neck pain are two of the four most common types of pain and affect millions of people each year. For those whose work requires motion and activity, these problems can build up over time and may require surgery if left unchecked. For athletes, working on the neck and back can help improve overall strength and stability and help prevent injury. Read on for a few products and exercises that can help!
Sooth Back and Leg Muscles with the Hyperice Hypershphere Mini
In the video above, we use the Hyperice Hypersphere Mini to massage the backs of our legs and lower back. Laying on a flat surface, the ball can be positioned beneath our backs and rolled around to massage the entire surface area. We like the Hypersphere Mini in particular because of its portability and ease of use.
Foam Roller Exercise Series for the Back
In the video above, we use an Amazon Basics Foam Roller to perform an exercise series that targets our back. To perform the series, find a bench or comfortable place to lie down. Then lay on top of the foam roller, placing it along your spine. Then, bring your arms down to your sides, and back up as seen in the video.
Decrease Neck Tension with the TheraLoop
The exercise in the video above uses the TheraLoop Door Anchors and a resistance band to work on neck tension and posture. To perform the exercise, secure the TheraLoop and resistance band to a door, and hold one side of the band in each hand. Then, slowly bring your arms to and away from your body.
It's important not to neglect the health of our backs and necks, and luckily, there are plenty of products and exercises to help us do just that. While this article has covered a few, there are a lot to be discovered, and we encourage you to search for yourself and let us know what you think! As an Amazon Associate, Rehabilitation Health and our health professionals/practices earn from qualifying Amazon purchases.