Back Pain

If you have back pain or neck pain, you have a lot of company. About 8 in 10 people experience back pain at some point in their lives. Back or neck pain often goes away in time—60% of back pain is gone within a week and 95% within 12 weeks.

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How To Use a Foam Roller To Roll Out Your Back

Lauren Williams shows us how to relieve pain and tension in our back muscles using a foam roller. Simply lie down on the foam roller centered in the middle of your back, lift your hips slightly off the ground, and roll towards your upper back, and then roll towards your lower back. This stretch opens up the chest and back muscles for instant relief. Watch the video to see how!