Try these three extremely effective and quick exercises to decrease your middle and upper back pain. Better yet, you can do them at home, and it just takes a few minutes.
Almost everyone has back pain at some point. If you constantly bend and twist, you are constantly at risk of hurting your back. Therefore, if you do have to bend or twist, make sure you're doing so properly. You should also be aware that there are lots of different kinds of exercises that you can do so that if you do have back pain, you can get rid of it. When you do these exercises, you should feel better very quickly. However, do go see your doctor if you have severe pain, and don't do these exercises until your doctor says it's fine.
The first exercise that can help you with your middle or upper back pain involves your hamstrings. Hamstring stretches actually do help your back, even though that might not make sense. Why? Because everything in your body is connected to something else, and if you have tight hamstrings, this can make you have a tight back, too. And if a tight back is allowed to continue, you could eventually have back pain because of it. So, stretch your hamstrings by standing up, bending your knees just slightly, and then bending over to touch your toes. More than likely, you're not going to be able to touch your toes, but if you try to do so every time you do this, you should see that you get farther every time you try.
Next, try this exercise for middle upper back pain, called the "cat stretch." With this particular type of stretch, you stretch your back. Get on the floor, on all fours, and position your hands and knees as though you're simply going to crawl. Keep your hands and knees in place, and then just lean back. Look at your dog or cat sometime when he or she stretches. This stretch should look like that for you. When you do this "cat stretch," you're stretching your back muscles. This will make your back less tight, which will alleviate pain.
You can also strengthen your back to alleviate back pain, and because of that, you should do some strengthening exercises, too. Most people injure their backs because their backs are either weak, tight, or both. Your lower back is usually going to give you the most problems. First, try doing something called the "Superman." Lie flat on the floor, face down, and lift your back, stretching your legs and arms out behind you at the same time, and keeping them straight and "pulling back." Hold this position for a few seconds, and then return to starting position. These and other exercises can most certainly help decrease middle and upper back pain.
These exercises are simple but very effective, and they can be beneficial right now. In no time, your middle or upper back pain could be a distant memory. Do these exercises to enjoy the quality of life you've been missing.