11 Exercises for Lower Back Pain Relief

iStockLow back pain (lumbago or spondylosis), is one of the most common forms of chronic pain among adults.
Toe touches can aggravate low back discomfort by over stressing spinal disks and ligaments as well as overstretching hamstrings and back low muscles.
Partial crunches build strength in both your lower back and related stomach muscles ideal exercise for people with spondylosis or lumbago.
Sit-ups create pressure on spinal disks, which may lead to injury by increasing your pain rather than relieving it.
Hamstring stretches relieve the back of the leg, where some of the muscles that support the work of the lower back are found.
Lying on your back and lifting both legs together can worsen back pain.
Wall sits can help with soreness in the low back.
Press-up back extension is a great treatment to ease pain.
The bird dog is a great exercise to stabilize the low back.
Using your legs with the knee to chest exercise is used as treatment for low back aches.
Pelvic tilts strengthen your abdomen which can help lessen back problems.
Bridges strengthen the hamstrings, butt, abdomen and hips which in turn strengthen the lower back.
If done correctly, weight lifting can relieve back pain by strengthening your back.
Swimming is a great aerobic or cardio exercise where water supports your body weight giving the back a rest.
Pilates focuses on strengthening and stretching the abdominal core which is ideal for people who suffer from back issues.

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Reviewed by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

11 Exercises for Lower Back Pain Relief

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