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4 Easy Workouts For Back Pain Sufferers - #BiofreezePainRelief

As a US Soldier we go through rigorous training, but today I want to share with you 4 easy workouts you can do when you suffer with back pain. As an army medic, I would carry around gear weighing as much as 80lbs. Granted to say that it doesn't really do well for our backs. I started noticing that my back would hurt more and more, and a trip to my PA diagnosed me with lower back pain. For me there were days where all I could do was lay in bed because it hurt too much to get up. My PA recommended quite a few ways to help. I did dry needling, I saw a chiropractor, did physical therapy, and it was at one of my sessions that my therapist recommended Biofreeze® Pain Reliever. At the time you could only get it via prescription through a healthcare professional, and she stated that while it does not take your pain away, it helps to alleviate it. I was in so much pain that I was willing to try anything. Since then, I have been using Biofreeze® and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone suffering with back pain. Fast-forward to today, Biofreeze® can now be found over the counter with the same prescription strength that I received over 5 years ago.

Besides being an American soldier, I was also a mother and when you have children, you can't lay in bed all day, no matter how tempting it may be. I had to push my pain to the side, I had to get up and play, I had to get up and prepare meals. I had to get up and do what mothers do on a daily basis. Without the help of Biofreeze® I'm not so sure I would have been able to do so.

While I still suffer from back pain and will always suffer from back pain, I have noticed that I feel better after I do a workout. There are benefits of working out even when you suffer from back pain and it is highly recommended. Biofreeze® helps relieve the pain that you feel after a workout and one thing you can feel safe knowing is that they do not contain any narcotics or NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) or anything that is addictive. They are also never tested on animals and are produced right here in the USA.

They are available in a Pain Relief Gel, Roll-On and 360 Spray, which is my favorite. On days when I just can't do the spray, I would have Madison, my 5yr old; rub the pain relief roll-on onto my back. She enjoys it and I enjoy the pain relief. The cool menthol feeling just alleviates the pain and feels as cool as ice, but it's much better than having ice because I no longer have to keep an ice pack on my back for any length of time. I just love the convenience of Biofreeze® and how easy it is to apply.

Today, however, with some tips from my therapist, lets get into those 4 easy workouts.

1. Yoga - Yoga was greatly recommended by my therapist. You don't have to join a yoga group; you can purchase a yoga beginner DVD and do it in the comfort of your home. Yoga strengthens the muscles in the back and can greatly reduce your back pain.

2. Biking - Whether it's stationary biking or regular biking, the workout will do you well. Aerobic exercises on a whole are great for back pain sufferers and may actually help to reduce your back pain. Be sure to keep your back as straight as you possibly can and not slouch.

3. Walking - One of the simplest of exercises and can be done anywhere at almost any time in any season. Instead of driving to the store, which is a mile away, take the opportunity to walk. Take your dogs for a walk and instead of a casual stroll, make it a brisk walk.

4. Swimming - For those who suffer with back pain, swimming is a great form of exercise since the water supports your body. However, avoid strokes that cause your body to twist.

As with all exercises, talk you your doctor before starting an exercise plan and start slow with short sessions. Take your time and take a break if you start feeling pain, and keep your Biofreeze® on hand.

How do you alleviate your back pain? 

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Annmarie John
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  1. The lower back pain is killing me at times, and I do a lot of sitting since my work at the moment is to type for long hours. I did try walking to relief me from the back pain and it did work. I never tried Biofreeze I guess I need to get me one!

  2. I love walking, had been great with helping me recovery from knee pain. I need to try Yoga Next. I am going to grab some of this bio-freeze for my meds cabinet.

  3. I love walking, especially when there's a view or lots of interesting things to look at around me. :)

  4. I suffer from lower back pain every day when I wake up in the morning. I have been told that it comes from sitting all way (which is true). This product would be really helpful for me!

  5. I had major back surgery when I was in high school and actually I'm due for another in my 30s. There are definitely certain exercises I can't do but these I will have to try!

  6. Quite a few women that enjoy the great outdoors have said they suffer from back pain. This information would be very beneficial for them so we will be sure to pass this along. Great exercise that's good for you plus great pain relief...what's not to love there?

  7. I've never had back pain, but I've been hearing about Biofreeze quite a bit, and only good things.
    I think walking is wonderful for me because I have one knee that isn't as good as the other. And I love the feeling of swimming - I can imagine it's so good for your back to float through the water.
    Yoga can do no wrong!
    I need to get back into biking.

  8. This is fantastic! I swear I have heard of biofreeze before. I hate when my back begins to flair up, so I would love to try this.

  9. I have had some problems with some back pain from time to time and it's absolutely the worst thing. It can put me down for a couple of days. Thanks for sharing about these products. I will have to try them out. And exercising I do is just a lot of cardio at the gym, but I am not sure how much it helps my back. I am told that core work does help and I do a bit of that.

  10. I suffer with back pain Biofreeze is my go to at least once per week.

  11. I swear by Biofreeze! It is one of the only thing that ever helps me! Favorite brand by far!

  12. This would be perfect this summer after a long day in the garden. I get SOOO sore from hoeing, planting, tilling etc. I could definitely use this!

  13. This sounds like a super handy product! I can highly recommend yoga for back pain too - it helps loosen everything up. :)

  14. I don't have chronic back pain but I do get them once in a while. I think biofreeze would totally help in that area. Good exercise is great as well, there's a reason doctors and therapists recommend it. My daughter and I do yoga and it's been really helping with my health!

  15. I don't really suffer from pain at this point, but I always know that a day will come when I need help. I am so glad that there are ways to reduce the suffering - these medications are lifesavers.

  16. Yes, I can totally relate. I know the feeling of being tired and doesn't feel well at times but I have to get up. These are really great suggestions to ease backpains.

  17. This is exactly what I need, I'm suffering from back pain few days ago, Glad you share this info with us

  18. I don't have back pain, but I have foot pain. I wonder if Biofreeze can also be used for fit pain.

  19. I have never used BioFreeze products before, I'll have to keep them in mind for the hubby. He has a lot of back pain, and was just recently talking about his back hurting again. My back pain comes and goes, but I do need to better at exercising. Thanks for the tips!

  20. I have back pains all of the time and this product is a must-try for me. I started working recently to alleviate the pain. I think it's working a little bit too.

  21. I have scoliosis so have constant back pain. I love doing stretches as it helps alleviate the pain.


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