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How does stretching help the back heal?

If your back is injured then stretching may help. As long as you have been cleared by your physician to start light stretching then please do! If you have an injury in your back then more than likely a muscle is overly tight and needs to be stretched. Much of the time, our injuries are the result of an overly active muscle that is so wound up that we need something or someone to stretch it. A great way to stretch your entire body is through self-myofascial release which will be completed through foam rolling. In addition, forms of exercise such as yoga will increase flexibility which will help prevent injury and tightness of muscles.

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