Many people today experience back pain between shoulder blades mainly because of the modern sedentary lifestyle and the huge bundle of the diseases that comes along with it. Yet you can handle the issue effectively if you know its causes and understand the ways to deal with it.
Common Causes of Shoulder Blades Back Pain
While there are many of them we will mention just some very common ones:
- Bad posture
- Psychological trauma
- Poor nutrition
- Spine disorders such as scoliosis, etc
So, depending on the cause the treatment is prescribed. But you should never leave the pain not addressed and it may turn into a chronic pain and you will suffer a lot from it.
If you experience a mild case of the pain or it just started out recently chances are you can treat it at home. Of course I strongly suggest you to get consulted with a professional to have a clear picture of what’s going on, but you can also help yourself right at your own home.
Can Yoga Help Me To Get Rid Of Back Pain Between Shoulder Blades?
The answer is ‘yes’ if you use it properly. What do I mean? The point is that yoga therapy has many means to address a condition that include yoga asanas or yoga poses for shoulder pain, Pranayama or breathing exercises, mudras, bandhas, relaxation (shavasana, yoga mudra) and meditation – all these techniques and methods can be used to effectively treat sudden or even constant pain in the upper back. If you have an opportunity to learn yoga from a teacher – that’s the best solution; if you can’t I’ll try to give you some tips how to use yoga to treat back pain.
Chronic Upper Back Pain Relief through Yoga
If your condition is not serious and you have consulted with your doctor about it, you can start helping yourself through yoga practice. But yoga can be very helpful in chronic conditions as well. Keep in mind the following:
The key to successful practice for a yoga student is:
- Being regular
- Being gradual
Never ever forget about these two simple principles of proper yoga training program.
While I don’t know how severe your pain is so I cannot give the particular details related to your condition exclusively, yet I will show your simple yoga asanas or routines to help with your back.
Simple Yoga Sequence for Back Pain
1. Shavasana – helps you to relax, which is essential; relaxation is the beginning and the end of any yoga workout as it prepares your body for the practice and after it the relaxation restores and enhances the flow of energy in your body.
When you perform shavasana, you simply lie on your back on a blanket or yoga mat and try to relax every muscle of your body, moving your attention to different parts of the body.
2. The second pose is very simple: stand straight with your hands down and at the sides of your body. Now raise your hands above your head with inhale, and slowly lean forward, lowering your hands to the ground with exhale. When you achieved the maximum bent of your body, remain in this position as long as you can breathe normally and trying to fully relax.
This yoga posture is a simplified variation of Padahastasana; when you’re completely relaxed being in a bending position, your back muscles and spine get relaxed and nourished with a fresh blood coming up side down. Your heart will have some rest in this pose too.
When you feel like you want to come back, just rise you hands above your head with inhale, and with exhale lower them to the sides of your body.
Do this posture for 3-5 times if you have a spare time. After that do shavasana for a minute or two.
This is one of the simplest yoga routines for back pain between shoulder blades; it is completely safe, simple and effective.
Notice: if you have high or low blood pressure, be careful doing this pose; keep track of what you feel while doing the pose, and in the case of some unpleasant sensation, slowly come to initial position, and lay down on your back to shavasana.