3 Easy Lower Back Pain Exercises- How to Get a Robust Low Back & Pain Relief (2020)
Updated: Jul 28
This video has my 3 favourite beginner to intermediate strengthening exercises for the lower back. Stretching might give you pain relief but strengthening gives you long-term protection. Once your low back is strong, your body weight doesn’t just land on your lumbar spine but also on your muscles, hence distributing the load.
Lower back pain is the most common condition I see in my practice as a chiropractor. It’s most often caused by prolonged sitting. In my previous video about sciatica, I’d explained disc herniation or disc bulge and shown some gentle lower back stretches for beginners.
I also cover how lumbar facet joints could get irritated and result in you becoming stooped over over, or doubled over due to pain. This can result in tight muscles; muscle spasm and the pain can radiate into the buttocks. The McGill’s curl up is the best exercise to do develop strong abs or abdominal muscles while protecting your lower back. You should immediately feel an activator on your abs. The other two exercises cover the posterior muscles, such as erector spinae, and glutes.
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