7 Stretches in 7 Minutes for Complete Lower Back Pain Relief
One of the consequences of being sedentary, and also being incredibly active, is back pain. About 31 million Americans experience lower back pain at any given moment.
Whether you experience stiffness, aches, or spasms, the following stretches will help keep your back fit and strong.
1. The hamstring floor stretch
Hold for 30 seconds twice for each leg.
- Knee to chest stretch
This helps strengthen and relax your glutes. Hold for 20 seconds for each leg twice.
- Spinal stretch
This was a favorite of mine when I suffered sciatica. Hold for 20 seconds and repeat on the other knee. Do this as many times as you like but don’t overdo it.
- The piriformis stretch
Hold for 30 seconds and repeat with the other leg.
- The hip flexors stretch
Hold for 30 seconds and then switch and repeat.
- The quadriceps lying down stretch
Hold for 30 seconds on each side. Do this one twice on each side.
- The total back stretch
Hold this for 30 seconds and then try this:
Hold for 10 seconds on both sides.
With any luck, this will have your lower back feeling great again!