Lower Back Stretches – Stretching Exercises to Treat Back Pain

Lower Back Stretches for Pain Relief

Lower back stretches are best for lower back pain due to weak, low back muscles. The entire spine is fully supported by back and abdominal muscles, as well as the buttocks. A patient can reduce, if not eliminate lower back pain, by strengthening the back muscles which supports the spine. When an individual performs some stretches for back pain, one of the most crucial advices to remember is not to apply the rule “No pain, no gain.” Otherwise, he might aggravate the situation of his back muscles, ruin further his low back muscles, and suffer overall damage to his upper body. The no pain, no gain rule means overworking the body, which should not be performed by an individual already hurting at his back muscles. Routine and easy stretching of the back muscles will maintain normal range of body motion. These stretching are especially effective when they are coupled with moderate exercises like sit ups. They muscle relief for muscles suffering from disuse atrophy, which is essentially the shrinking of muscles because lack of use.

Lower Back Stretches for Lower Back Pain

Low back pain exists because of a number of possible causes. One of most common causes of low back pain is poor posture. Unfortunately, many people sit in their office chairs for long hours, causing them to sit improperly during the last hours of the work day. This eventually leads to back pain. Other common causes of pain in the back muscles are pregnancy, obesity and rheumatoid arthritis. Most of the time, people suffering from pain in the back would need a visit to his doctor or physical therapist.

It is extremely unlikely that he will have to undergo any drastic measure; for example, a surgery in the spine or even the nearby muscle groups, like hip flexors. It is possible that he will simply be assigned a couple of sets of low, back stretches. This involves stretches that will fully work the back of the individual. It is best that when doing the exercises, the weight of the body is evenly distributed to the upper body, as well as the lower body such as the left and right knee, to prevent any further pain and injury.

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Different Kinds of Lower Back Stretches

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