Lower Back Pain Exercise

Lower back pain exercise is very essential to relieve the lower back pain. Lower back pain can result from many conditions and causes. Sometime the cause is obvious, when a person has had a fall or has lifted a heavy load. Often the lower back pain comes on gradually and the cause is not easy to find. Regular lower back pain exercise with the advice of a doctor who can diagnose the cause and the severity of the pain is recommended. Those who remain active with regular exercises, walking, running, and swimming etc, are less likely to suffer from lower back pain then those people who are not exercising at all.

Lower back pain is caused due to inadequate exercise of some of the muscles [extensors (back and gluteal muscles), Flexors (abdominal and Iiopsoas muscles), Obliques or Rotators (side muscles)] that support the spine. Some of these muscles get enough exercise due to daily activities but majority of them are not exercised and become weak as the age catches up. You can relax your muscles and relieve yourself of the lower back pain by lower back pain exercise consisting of stretching, strengthening and aerobics which are recommended to be done as per advice of a doctor.

Lower back pain exercise recommended by orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist for 10 to 30 minutes for two three times a day may bring you much wanted relief from pain. Following Lower back pain exercises to relieve the stress and pain are recommended.

Lying on back

Moving ankles up and down slowly, bending and straightening knee at least 10 times

With both the knees bent and hands resting below the ribs tighten abdominal muscles to press the ribs down towards the back at least 10 times without holding your breadth. Relax at the same time.

With one knee bent, lift leg straight above about 6 to 12 inches above the ground and holding this position for 1 to 1.5 second and then lower the leg slowly repeating it for about 10 times,

Pull the leg up, straighten up and stretch one leg at a time by holding on to a towel wrapped behind the foot


While leaning against a wall with both feet at least 12 inches away from the wall keeping abdominal muscles tight slowly bend both the knees 450 for 5 seconds and returning them slowly in to upright position and repeating it 10 times.

Standing on both the feet and slowly raising heels up and down at least 10 times,

Hamstring exercise also relieves the lower back pain, but the commonest lower back pain exercise is to bend forward with legs kept straight trying to touch the toes and remaining in that position for sometime.


Exercise on a stationary bike and a tread mill for 20 to 30 minutes.


Sitting on a chair and placing both the legs straight on to another chair in front try to touch your toes while bending forward.