Back Pain Stretching Exercises

Certain back pain stretching exercises that are practiced every day can greatly reduce back pain and prevent future back injuries. Stretching your core, back and stomach can be done with a few simple techniques and exercises. By setting very little time aside everyday, these stretching techniques and exercises will not only prevent future back pain, but can also relieve any current back pain as well. People who are suffering from back pain should consult a physician before attempting these stretches and exercises on a daily basis.

Wall slides are low impact back pain stretching exercises that will help strengthen your legs, core and improve posture. This exercise is done by standing straight up with your back against the wall and slowly bending your knees to a 45 degree angle. Keeping your back straight against the wall, hold this position for about 6 seconds. After 6 seconds, slowly stand back up keeping your back against the wall the entire time. Repeat this around five times, and practice this three times a day. Other back pain stretching exercises like leg raises can also be done every day. With leg raises, lie flat on your back and lift one leg up 2 feet in the air keeping your leg straight. Hold that position for around 10 seconds and return your leg back to its original position. Repeat this with the other leg and practice this around five more times.

Crunches or half sit ups are also back pain stretching exercises that you can perform. With crunches simply lie flat on your back with your knees bent keeping your feet on the floor. Raise your head and shoulders up just enough so they are off the floor. Hold this position for around 10 seconds then lie back down. Repeat this exercise five more times and do these sets around three times a day. Standing back stretches can also help strengthen the back and prevent back pain. With standing back stretches, stand straight with your feet shoulder width a part. Place hands on the lower part of your back and slowly bend back to a tolerable level keeping your legs straight. Hold this position for about five seconds then return to standing straight. Repeat this back stretch 5 more times. Back pain stretching exercises that are practiced everyday can help you prevent future back injuries and strengthen your core, back and legs and relieve back pain.

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Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT

Jesse is the co-founder and visionary CEO of The Healthy Back Institute®, the world-leading source of natural back pain solutions. His mission as a former back pain sufferer is to help others live pain free without surgery and pharmaceuticals.

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