Flexibility exercise for low back pain – lumbar extension

//Flexibility exercise for low back pain – lumbar extension

Flexibility exercise for low back pain – lumbar extension

By |2018-11-04T11:33:04+00:00May 19th, 2011|General|0 Comments

It has been a while since I have included an exercise for low back pain that you can perform to help yourself. In my video a couple of days ago I talked about the importance of moving on a regular basis and movement could be performing 2 or 3 of these exercises every day.

Today’s exercise is the lumbar extension

Lie face down, leaning on your elbows

Arch the small of your back to press your pelvis and stomach to the floor

Try and relax in this position for 3 seconds (or up to 2 minutes if it relieves your pain)

That’s it. A nice short exercise but a powerful one for low back pain. Use this flexibility exercise along with a few others and keep yourself moving.

If you regularly suffer from low back pain arrange to see one of our Osteopaths – call us on 0131 221 1415 .

About the Author:

Clinic Director and Osteopath. Gavin graduated as a Gold Medallist in 1991 and is now a Vice Patron of the British School of Osteopathy. Co-author of “The Back Book” with Gavin Hastings OBE in 1996, he has an MSc in The Clinical Management of Pain from the University of Edinburgh, and is currently working on a new book. He's passionate about helping to move people as far from illness and pain as possible, and in January 2015 set himself the target of helping a million people get a better back.

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