Bad posture can cause back pain especially if you sit or stand for hours .It  is usually located at the lower back but if you feel pain in your shoulders and rib cage region it could be a sign of more serious health problems .

When you have  upper back pain(  pain located from the base of your neck to the bottom of your rib cage)and it is sharp, dull and can cause stiffness of the muscles you should visit a doctor because …

This pain can be cause by :

Osteoarthritis
Myofascial pain
Improper posture
Ligaments and muscle strain
Vertebrae fracture
A herniated disc

Other symptoms:

A tingling or numbness in your chest, legs, belly and arms
A loss of your bowel or bladder control
Weakness in your legs and arms

Lower back pain can also be a sign of cancer of the ovary, rectum or colon because if tumor is in the spinal column , back pain will appear as a result of a weakening of the bone or an expansion leading to compression of the nerves, spinal instability and fractures.

Pain between your shoulders can be caused by liver, lung or esophageal cancer,so visit a doctor if you feel this pain.

Here we have some remedies for back pain :

1.Stretching exercises .

1.1.The Pectoral Stretch

First stand by resting your hands on a door frame and above your head.
Lean forward gently, you will stretch your shoulders.
Keep this posture steady for 15 seconds.
Try this twice or thrice.

1.2.The Scapular Squeeze Stretch

You should sit up straight with your arms by your side.
Then you need to squeeze your shoulder blades together the best you can.
Keep this posture steady for 5 seconds.
Repeat two sets of 15 stretches.

1.3.The Thoracic Stretch

Sit down on the floor with your legs stretched out in front of you.
Grab your thighs at the spot above your knee, then curl your neck and head towards your navel.
Keep it  steady for  15 seconds.
Try it out thrice.

1.4.The Lying Knee Twist Stretch

Get on your back on the floor and your arms and  legs  stretched out.
Let your arms be out and yet flat on the floor.
Get your knee drawn towards you.

Cross over to your body’s left side.
Keep it steady for 20 seconds.

Repeat on the other side.

1.5.The Yoga Cat Stretch

Get  on your knees .

Put your hands at a parallel angle to your shoulders.

Knees are parallel to your hips.
Exhale while you arch your spine gently as you look up to the ceiling.
Inhale as you tighten your core muscles as you round out your back like a cat.
Keep it for 10 seconds and then repeat for about 10 times.

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