15 Stretches to Help With Back Pain

At some point or another, we all have experienced back pain of some sort. Whether it was because we carried something wrong or slept in a bad position, back pain has been there.

Some of us deal with back pain constantly and since your spine and back hold most of your body up, having back pain can hinder our daily duties and responsibilities.

Coping with back pain can range anywhere from visiting a chiropractor to a daily pill regimen. Depending on how your back affects you, will determine what kind of remedy you should seek out. The stretches included in this list are easy and things that you can do in the comfort of your home. I will always recommend that if deal with chronic back pain, you should visit a professional and have a proper checkup.

These stretches were designed to help you deal with back pain, these wont cure your back pain. Make sure that you try to stay in as good of form as you can so you don’t cause any injury and if you feel more pain then stop immediately.

Here is a list of 15 stretches to help with back pain:

  1. Pelvic Tilt. (image)Contract or squeeze your abdominals as you press your back down.As a beginner, you can do five or fewer repetitions. Gradually increase up to 20 or even more repet
  2. Knee-To-Chest Stretch. (image)Woman does the double legged knees to chest stretch.
  3. Lower Back Twist. (image)Image result for lower back twist for back pain
  4. Cat/Cow Stretch. (image)Image result for cat/cow stretch for lower back pain
  5. Child’s Pose. (image)Image result for child's pose stretch
  6. Seated Figure Four Stretch. (image)Image result for seated figure four stretch
  7. Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch. (image)Image result for kneeling hip flexor stretch
  8. Poodle Tail. (image)Image result for poodle tail stretch
  9. Extended Puppy Pose. (image)Image result for extended puppy pose yoga
  10. Thread the Needle. (image)Image result for thread the needle pose
  11. Cobra. (image)Image result for cobra pose
  12. Spine Stretch. (image)Image result for spine stretch for back pain
  13. Low-Back Rotation Stretch. (image)Image result for low back rotation stretch
  14. Squat Stretch. (image)Image result for squat stretch for lower back
  15. Mermaid Stretch. (image)Image result for mermaid back stretch

Remember when doing these poses to try and hold for about 20-30 seconds. For maximum relief try to stretch at least 3 times a week. If any of these stretches hurt you, stop immediately.

If you know of any other stretches or tips that can be used to help with back pain, please feel free to share below. Thanks!

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