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Advice to alleviate a Stiff/Tight back from studying.

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by dentix, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. dentix

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    I spend hours upon hours sitting at a desk studying, and I have began to develop a "stiff back." I exercise 3 times a week for 1 hour and stretch at the beginning and end of my work outs. However, it is difficult to do a stretch that will adequately release tension in my back. I have a decent diet and replenish my electrolytes regularly.

    I have also considered looking into deep tissue messages, but it gets expensive. Does anyone have experience with this issue? Any advice?
     
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  3. klutzy1987

    klutzy1987 StudyingSucks Letsgo Mets
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    Try cracking your back or have someone else do it for you. Does wonders.
     
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    agree with cracking back. find a chair with a short back and lean back real far on it, always works for me. also exercise works, and i find heavy lifting gets rid of alot of back "tension"
     
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    USUaggie bringing ugly back
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    I was amazed at how much my back pain was relieved when I started swimming a few times per week. I think the exercise + stretching + post-swim hot tub soak was what helped.
     
  6. dentix

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    Nice, I have access to a swimming pool and a jacuz, so ill try that this week. Thanks man.
     
  7. dent2009

    dent2009 YEEE BOI
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    I had this issue as well. Massage is the best short term remedy, but you're right, it's expensive. By the way, you exercise but do you work out your back? Also your body posture is important. Take frequent breaks and stretch out your back.
     
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    :laugh: :thumbup:
     
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    let the grades slip not worth the sore back! haha i agree with the swimming and hot tub that is a great plan.
     
  12. dentix

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    Yea I catch myself doing that sometimes. I'll need to work on my posture a little more.
     
  13. dentix

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    dent2009,

    I actually do not exercise my back, because I have always feared that I would damage it if I exercised it improperly. I think I am going to hire a certified trainer for an hour to learn back exercises.
     
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    Oh by the way, great link!! That copyholder will force me to keep upright posture, it just makes sense. I am adding it to my x-mas wish list. Thanks:thumbup:
     
  15. dentix

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    :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    Have a younger sibling walk on your back, it'll do a lot of good.
     
  17. dentix

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    You gotta love ancient medicine. :laugh:
     
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    what kind of chair are you sitting in? Hopefully its one with some cushion and support. Take a stretch break every 30-45 min. so your back doesn't tighten up. Someone brought up a good point about swimming...thats always great for your back.
     
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    I sit in a chair that has a pretty good cushion, but the cushion is beginning to flatten. I plan on buying a new chair next week. As far as taking breaks, I stand up and walk around for appox. two minutes to re-establish adequate blood flow to the rest of my body.
     
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    get a better chair
     
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    Dropping over 200 on a chair might seam impractical, but it's so worth it.
     
  22. klutzy1987

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    Buy one of the ergonomic chairs, they are specifiacally meant to improve back health and posture.
     

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