Your Guide to Lower Back Pain Exercises and Stretches
Low back pain has been linked to depression. Take it seriously.
Low back pain can be caused by injury, years of sitting or bad posture, or a host of chronic conditions. It affects millions of Americans, putting a strain on the economy and keeping people from doing the things they love. The exercises and stretches in this guide may provide relief, or help prevent low back pain, but keep the following in mind:
- In addition to the stretches and exercises in this guide try alternating ice and heat, natural anti-inflammatories, relaxation techniques and keep moving!
- Start slow, with VERY LIGHT stretching. Avoid being too intense with these techniques.
- Try not to wear back braces for more than 2-3 hours per day.