The 6 Best Exercises for Lower Back Pain

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Lower back pain is very common and can make everyday activity difficult. Your instincts may tell you that rest is the best answer, but getting moving is actually good for your lower back. Exercises for lower back pain can strengthen your back, stomach and leg muscles, which help to support your spine that, in turn, will ultimately help relieve your lower back pain.

Try these 6 exercises today for lower back pain relief:

Ankle Pumps

Lay down on your back, move ankles up and down. Repeat 10 times

Heel Slides

Lie on your back, bend and straighten your knee slowly. Repeat 10 times

Abdominal Contraction

Lay down on your back with your knees bent and hands resting below your ribs. Tighten your abdominal muscles to squeeze your ribs down toward your back.  Hold this for 5 seconds, relax and repeat 10 times.

Wall Squats

Stand with your back leaning against the wall and walk your feet about a foot in front of your body. Keep your abdominal muscles tight while slowly bending both knees. Hold for 5 seconds, slowly return to standing and then repeat 10 times.

Heel Raises

Stand with your weight even on both feet and slowly raise your heels up and down. Repeat 10 times.

Straight Leg Raises

Lying down on your back, keep one leg straight and one bent.  Stabilize your lower back by tightening your abdominal muscles. Slowly lift one leg about 6-12 inches and hold for 1-5 seconds. Lower your leg slowly and repeat 10 times.

If you are suffering from lower back pain, there is hope. IMS Pain Management offers a variety of treatment options for you to find relief today. To schedule an appointment please contact us today.


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