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Narrowing in on tight, sore areas of your upper and lower back

Using a foam roller to alleviate back pain can be highly effective, if you're using it the right way. Here is an easy and effective way to narrow in on tight, sore spots on your upper and lower back.

Foam rolling is one type of a larger group of techniques known as self-myofascial release or SMR. SMR is any technique you can do on your own that allows you to positively affect the fascia, usually in a gently sustained and/or gently pushing, pulling, or prodding sort of way.


If you are experiencing severe back pain, contact us immediately for an appointment, or if you have any questions regarding proper use of a foam roller, feel free to comment!

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