Lower back pain can be uncomfortable and sometimes debilitating — and it’s also unfortunately more common than you might think. People can experience lower back pain after performing daily activities like sitting at a desk for hours at a time, lifting heavy objects, and more. Regardless of the cause, relief can often be found through the stretching and strengthening of your muscles. These four stretches can be great for lower back pain, and they’re simple enough to do daily.
This stretch can help relieve tightness of your back and hips:
This stretch targets your piriformis muscle, which is behind the gluteus maximus (or glutes). Your sciatic nerve runs underneath (or through) the piriformis muscle, which can also lead to lower back pain.
Raise yourself to a seated position for this lower back stretch.
This stretch will loosen tight hamstrings, which are a common contributor to lower back pain:
For even more ways to help relieve back pain, check out this quick guide. If your back pain is debilitating, however, it’s always best to schedule a visit with your doctor. Depending on the cause of your distress, you may need specialized treatment.
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