Feeling the need for a "bear hug" all the time!

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Feeling the need for a "bear hug" all the time!

Postby Laurendhall88 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:50 pm

So my back always hurts especially stiff in the morning and in the evening but the last few months I feel like I constantly need a bear hug to crack my back or something! It seems like my wrists and ankles don't stop cracking but just can't get this pain/uncomfortableness to stop in my back. I am constantly asking my husband to squeeze me as hard as possible but with little effect.

Does anyone else experience anything like this?
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Re: Feeling the need for a "bear hug" all the time!

Postby Tinytots » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:16 pm

My spine is always sore n stiff in the morning and my knees and hands crack all the time too. Hope you feel better soon x
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Re: Feeling the need for a "bear hug" all the time!

Postby carolad » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:17 pm

I can't say I want to have a bear hug...but I do know what you mean about wanting to do something to 'crack' your back to try and release the tightness! I will do all sorts of stretches and twists but to try and get the release but it doesn't really help. I feel like I want someone to put me on a rack and stretch me :lol:
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Re: Feeling the need for a "bear hug" all the time!

Postby Gracious » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:21 pm

Here is what I use to aid and help with morning stiffness and end of evening fatigue and pain, especially for back, shoulders and neck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGLvtWYcuuE. Highly recommend this restorative routine especially for opening up and releasing tension in problems areas. If you dont have a bolster, rolled blankets or towels are just as good. You dont need to do all to begin with build up if necessary.

If this routine seems too much, then I would recommend the Alexander Technique for constructive rest, links below give you a few examples with instructions, just pick one that you feel suits you. First one I feel is best for instruction, similar to what I was taught.
1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27Bg01JYRGo
2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djplY30DpOs
3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbGmVrLJaS4

If this is even too much and you are having a bad flare then some meditation would be my next option. This one is specifically for peoplewith chronic pain conditions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubkWgRKtOq8

Not saying they will cure, but they will help. Worth a try if only to provide some relaxation, which everyone benefits from.

Hope its of some help

With loving kindness
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Re: Feeling the need for a "bear hug" all the time!

Postby carolad » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:45 am

I second the Alexander Technique constructive rest that Gracious suggests :) It is hard to relax when you are in pain so just keep thinking of letting go of your muscles and allowing all your weight to sink to the floor. It really does help!
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