Are Your Lower Back Stretches Making You Worse?

All lower back stretches are not the same.  Even though stretching and yoga classes focus on balancing the routine, your body may not be able to handle one direction or the other.

However, if you know your back problem you can modify the instructor’s routine to safely conform to your spine.


Disc Problems: Bulging Disc, Herniate Disc

If your chiropractor has diagnosed your low back pain source as a a bulging or herniated disc, you need to avoid exercises and stretches that bend you forward or have you pull your knees towards your chest. Instead, you would find more relief doing exercises that arch your back backwards into extension. Cobra pose is therefore the better stretch for your disc pain.

Facet Joint Problems: Facet Syndrome, Arthritis

If your back pain stems from arthritis or inflammation of the facet joints of your spine, then bending backwards will most likely worsen your pain. What you need are exercises that stretch or separate the joints to relieve pressure on them. The Child’s pose stretch is therefore the better exercise for facet syndrome or arthritis.


Lower back stretching exercises are an important part of treating your pain.  However, if you are doing the wrong stretch for your spine you will end up causing yourself more pain than relief.


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