Back pain is one of the most common medical problems today. Around 619 million people globally are affected by lower back pain, and it is estimated that this number will increase to 843 million cases by 2050. Therefore you may well be one of those affected by these issues. It may be hard to find solutions to your back problems when you might not even know its causes. Luckily there are ways to bring some relief to that pain without a diagnosis. One of these ways is stretching. Stretching can greatly reduce that pain, stiffness, and discomfort you may experience in your back.
The first stretch is known as “Child’s Pose”. This is a traditional yoga pose that gently stretches your gluteus maximus, lats and spinal extensors. It is my personal favorite to have some quick relief from my lower-back pain. It helps relieve the pain and tension all along your spine while also loosening up tight lower back muscles to promote flexibility.
Our next stretch is the “Figure 4 Stretch”. When performing this stretch, you may feel relief from pain and tightness in your buttocks and lower back.
The “Cat-Cow” stretch is another personal favorite. This yoga pose increases flexibility of the spine and provides a great stretch for your hips and abdomen. Take your time while doing this pose especially if you are experiencing stiffness or soreness.
Our last and most simple stretch is simply known as “Legs-up-the-wall”. It doesn’t get any simpler than this. This yoga pose allows you to relax your lower back and pelvis. It provides an excellent stretch for your hamstrings and helps relieve stress and tension.