How should I stretch for low back pain?
Stretches are very helpful for low back pain, especially in the early stages. Here is a demonstration of 4 helpful exercises, try them out and see which feels best for your back:
- Knee hugs – lie on your back and draw your knee towards your chest, hold for 10 seconds, repeat at least 3 times on both sides.
- Rotations – lie on your back and allow your knees to drop to the side hold for a few seconds and then take them to the opposite side. Repeat at least 3 times.
- Extension – lie on your front and push up with your hands to stretch your back, hold for 10 seconds, repeat at least 3 times.
- Kneel on the floor and sit back with your bottom on your feet. Bend forward with your arms stretched above your head to stretch out your back. Your face should be near the floor. Hold this stretch for 10 seconds and repeat at least 3 times.