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Learn How to Massage Your Own Back & Shoulders

Updated on January 16, 2018

Self Help for Shoulder, Neck and Back Pain

I am someone who suffers from shoulder, neck and back pain on a fairly consistent basis.

Since dislocating my shoulder 40 years ago, I have been to chiropracters and had many massages. Both of these methods work well, but I don't always have time for them.

I recently went to a chiropracter that told me I could use a tennis ball to alleviate pain in between appointments, and it worked!

Basically at its core, tennis ball therapy, is using a simple tennis ball to alleviate muscle pain in your body by pushing the painful trigger points onto the ball to release the stress that's causing the discomfort. Simple, right? Well, yes indeed it is.

Whether the discomfort in your muscles is being caused from repetitive motion, bad posture, lifting, or perhaps even an old injury, a simple bright green tennis ball can become your go-to therapy for reducing the symptoms and releasing the trigger points that are causing you pain.

In today's world most of us are hunching over in front of computers which cause a lot of stress on muscles in the back, neck and shoulders, and if you have an injury or condition that causes pain in these areas, bad posture at the computer will make it worse.

Using a ball to give yourself a back massage is something that you have control over, and it's also time and cost efficient. After all, massages and chiropractors can be a little pricey to say the least.

In addition, there are also exercises you can do to give you some relief from tight muscles, ligaments, and joint pain.

Hopefully you will find some solutions on this page to alleviate your back, neck, or shoulder pain as well. I know they work for me and that's why I had to share!

Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor before starting a new exercise program.


Tennis Ball Therapy Works!

As someone who has suffered from nagging neck, shoulder and back pain for years and years, I can honestly say that from my own experience, this therapy rocks!

I have tried chiropractic care on and off for many years for my neck and shoulder pain, and while it works temporarily, it is costly and time consuming.

Tennis ball therapy was actually recommended to me by my chiropractor as a method of pain relief to use to alleviate pain in between my appointments with him.

So I initially tried it by leaning the tennis ball against the wall which is easy to do, although the ball sometimes drops to the floor.

Depending on where the pain is, you can try the wall method or, in my particular case, using the floor works better.

I love, love, love this method of pain relief. First of all, it works great!!! And in addition, it's simple, free, and you can do it anywhere. I only wish I had known about it sooner!!

(Disclaimer: Please check with your doctor before trying this method of pain relief for your particular problem).

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