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A foam roller could be the answer to relieving your pain. A foam roller could be the answer to relieving your pain.
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If you suffer from lower back pain, have you thought about purchasing a foam roller?  It could be the answer to relieving your pain.  You use it by starting with the foam roller right under your shoulders, says Jim White a certified lifestyle and weight management coach.

"What we're looking to do is to find a tension spot.  Then what we want to do is relax over the foam roller, and then move back and forth, up and down.  What we're doing is getting some range of motion in the back.  Then roll a little bit higher and find another tender spot."

White says the movement of letting your body release down and up, is like giving yourself a mini massage.  The next stop is dialing in on lower back pain.

What's interesting is White says most of that pain can be coming from your leg and glute muscles.

"In order to start relieving some of that low back pain we're going to sit on the foam roller, and then roll over on that hip.  We're going to roll until we find a tender spot and then we are going to sit on it and let our weight bare down, until you feel that pain release just a little bit."

White says keep slowly moving up and down your glute area until you find more tender spots.  Rolling out muscle pain should take about 5 minutes per session.

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