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How To Stretch For Back Pain 3: Upper Back Spine Roller

Watch more How to Relieve Back Pain videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Relieve back pain with this simple spine roll. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Roll towel Fold the large towel in half lengthwise and roll it very tightly, creating a cylinder that's 3-5 inches in diameter. Tip Replace the rolled towel with a foam roller, a common and inexpensive physical therapy tool. Step 2: Place rubber band Place one rubber band around the rolled towel near each end to keep it tightly rolled. Step 3: Place on floor Place the rolled towel on the floor where you will lie so that it will be perpendicular to your body. Step 4: Lie on floor Lie on your back on the floor so the rolled towel is at the base of your shoulder blades. Your knees should be bent and your feet flat on the floor. Step 5: Cradle head Cradle your head by cupping the upper part of the back of your head in your interlaced fingers. Bring your elbows toward each other so that your arms are along either side of your face. Step 6: Arch back & tuck chin Lie back over the rolled towel so that you are arching your upper back. Pull your belly button in toward your spine and keep your chin slightly tucked. Make sure your knuckles, tailbone, and bottom of your lower back are against the floor. Step 7: Hold 5 seconds Hold for 5 seconds. Step 8: Slide towel & repeat Rise up slightly, slide the rolled towel up 1 inch, and repeat the stretch. Step 9: Continue process Continue rising up, sliding the rolled towel 1 inch higher, and repeating the stretch until you have stretched from the base to the tops of your shoulder blades. And then, yup—back off. Did You Know? Fifty percent of working Americans suffer back pain every year.
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