Best Stretches and Exercises for Lower Back Pain

man-with-back-painMost Lower Back Problems are Correctable!

Lower back pain is a common health problem around the world and affects one in every adult some time in their lives. Truth is that more than 80 percent of people will suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives. Lower back pain is the 2nd most common reason for seeing a doctor. And the problem is much more than just the pain and discomfort – Americans spend over $50 billion each year trying to treat or get rid of lower back pain!

Lower back pain can be either chronic (ongoing for more than 6 weeks) or acute (lasting less than 6 weeks). There are many causes for lower back pain, including arthritis, injury, muscle straining or tightness, compression fractures and spondylolisthesis (slippage of the vertebrae). While lower back pain rarely needs surgery, other simple measures — such as ice, mild painkillers, physical therapy — may help.

However, the treatment solution that will help the most is simple exercise. This might cause a little more pain in the beginning, but under the care of your health provider, it can reduce your pain in the long run. And for many people, the long-term solution for back pain lies in abdominal, hip and lower back strengthening and stretching exercises. Exercising helps to reduce weakness, get rid of stiffness, minimize how often back pain will recur and reduces the severity and duration of possible future episodes of back pain.

However, to be the most effective, your exercise or stretching should not ONLY target your lower back. This is especially true in weight training, where it’s easy to overwork these small muscles. Your entire core – including your abdominal muscles – helps to support your bodyweight, so strengthening these areas can also directly assist in improving your back pain.

The infographic below highlights some of the BEST STRETCHES AND EXERCISES FOR LOWER BACK PAIN. – Learn more at: HEALTHOFBACK.COM

Best Stretches and Exercises for Lower Back Pain

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