Stretches For Low Back Pain
I recommend 5 stretches for low back pain to all of my patients presenting with low back issues. These stretches are advised for any low back condition I treat. If tolerated I recommend doing these stretches every morning for 10-15 minutes preferably before going on a morning walk. The purpose of these stretches are to loosen the tight muscles in our spine, hips, and legs. These stretches will also put the lumbar spine into the 2 functional movements of flexion and extension. These stretches are based on yoga poses which I find to be the most effective method of stretching. I highly encourage all my patients to eventually add a yoga class to their wellbeing strategy.
5 Yoga Stretches
The following video we will demonstrate these poses.