Low back pain is a common problem that nearly 80% or people will face at some point in their lives. One of the most frequently asked questions doctors receive is how to eliminate low back pain, and if you’ve had this pain for over 3 months then your pain is considered to be chronic and stretches for low back pain might just do the trick. Low back pain can happen for many reasons, but primarily the watery discs in our spine that separate our vertebrae start to degenerate, compress or herniate. Then, the muscles that surround that spine work hard to keep you strong so they become very tight. This video contains great stretches for low back pain and is designed to help you reduce or eliminate this pain caused by muscle tension. Of course, you should always clear things with your doctor and make sure that your pain isn’t coming from a larger issue. If, however, it is due to tight muscles in your lower back or normal wear and tear, Chris Freytag will coach you through a short routine of exercises to beat back pain that will definitely do the trick to help you move more freely.
The first part of the routine involves using a small ball that is rolled along the muscles of the spine. The massage ball is placed below the muscle and by rolling around until you find your trigger point or “sweet spot” you massage the muscle with the weight of your own body. Following the ball routine, Chris demonstrates a few easy stretches for low back pain that have helped her feel better including a lying spinal stretch, seated spinal twist and the cat and cow poses from yoga. If you love these poses you should definitely try our Yoga Flow For Back Pain as well! All of these stretches are simple to perform but they are miracle workers for your lower back! Of course don’t forget that a regular total body stretch also works wonders for the tension in your back as well as the rest of your body. The word you hear repeated during this video is CONSISTENCY. Once you learn this routine you will want to do it every day! So join us for the ride and alleviate your low back pain!