Best Exercises for Back Pain


If your back hurts and you think you need to go to bed and give your back some rest, you�re wrong. Experts don�t suggest bed rest if you�re suffering from back pain. It�s a common misconception, and it needs to change. Most back pain can be resolved by home treatments, one of which is exercise.

Not many people know that the right exercise can help alleviate back pain, but it�s true. Not all exercises are suitable for back pain, but some can definitely provide relief from back pain.

Let�s look at some of the best back pain exercises that can help you.


How Does Exercise Help Improve Back Pain?

The first question that may have sprung in your mind is how exercise can possibly help reduce back pain. Well, get ready for not one but many surprises here. Exercise can help you in ways you never ever thought about!

  • Exercise strengthens muscles that support the back
  • Exercises strengthen abdominal muscles that, improve posture and reduce back pain
  • Exercise enhances flexibility and reduces back stiffness, thereby helping with back pain
  • Exercise strengthens bones and lowers the risk of fractures


Best Exercises for Back Pain

Now that you know how exercise can help improve back pain, let�s move on to some of the best exercises for back pain.


Partial Crunches

Partial crunches can improve back pain by strengthening the stomach and back muscles. Simply lie down with your knees bent, and feet placed flat on the floor. Put both your hands behind the neck or cross them over your chest. Tighten the stomach muscles and raise your shoulders off the floor slightly. Make sure you aren�t using your hands to raise your neck off the floor. Hold the position for a few seconds before lowering back to the starting position. 8 to 12 repetitions are good enough.


Hamstring Stretches

Another exercise that�s really good for people with back pain is hamstring stretches. Lie flat on your back and bend one knee. Make a loop using a towel and place the ball of your foot on it. Straighten the knee and pull back the towel slowly. If you�re doing it right, you�ll feel a gentle stretch at the back of your leg. Hold the position for about 10 to 30 seconds and repeat at least 2 to 4 times with each leg.


Wall Sits

Wall sits can also help with back pain immensely. Stand about 10 to 12 inches from the wall. Lean back to the wall till your back is placed flat against the wall. Slide down slowly till your knees are bent slightly. Your lower back should press into the wall. Hold the position until you count 10, and then slide back against the wall slowly. 8 to 12 repetitions of this exercise will do you plenty of good!

You should give Osteopathy a shot if nothing seems to be helping you. It�s a manual medicine that�s based on biomechanical principles. It�s known to benefit people suffering from different sorts of pains who can�t find relief through any remedies. We at Longbeach Osteopathy offer professional osteopathy services for joint, muscle, and ligament pain and help you improve your overall quality of life.