Whether it occurs in the upper spine, known as cervical arthritis, or in the lower back area, known as lumbar arthritis, arthritis of the back can be debilitating. Here are some tips and products to help people with decreased range of motion and pain in their backs.
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Warm up before hitting the green!
If you golf, be sure to spend at least 5-10 minutes warming up before a game. A golf pro or physical therapist can recommend stretches and warm-up swings to assure you are doing them properly.
Sitting for long periods of time can increase tension in your body, especially on your back. Try to get up at least once every half hour to stretch, and try not to remain in the same position for long periods of time.
Talk with your doctor about exercising in moderation. Begin with daily walking, swimming, or stationary cycling, and build up to 20 to 30 minutes at a time once pain subsides.