Exercises can be great for upper and middle back pain. Check out the videos below for some ideas for back pain relief exercises. The first one’s a vintage video, in which I have a full head of hair! But before you do, don’t forget the number 1 rule – Use it or lose it, but don’t abuse it. If any of the exercises for back pain are causing you pain, then stop!
Remember the purpose of pain is a biological alarm system. We don’t want you doing exercises for back pain and finding that those exercises make you feel worse. The more you do that doesn’t hurt the better. But if you do things that hurt, you’re just preventing healing from taking place.. Doh!
Clinic Director, two-times published author on lower back pain and veteran Osteopath. Gavin graduated as a Gold Medalist in 1991 and has been a Vice Patron of the British School of Osteopathy and Director of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine. He has an MSc in The Clinical Management of Pain from the University of Edinburgh, and is the creator of the web's most comprehensive online course for lower back pain and sciatica.