Back pain is something many people suffer from. Nearly 80 percent of people will have back problems at least once in their lifetime. Physiotherapists and chiropractors are extremely busy with treating these complaints. But did you know you can do something about your back pain yourself as well? If you stretch for 5 to 10 minutes daily, you can reduce a lot of pain by yourself. It’s even better to stretch in the morning as well as in the evening, as you will start and finish your day with well-stretched back muscles.
If you stretch daily, you will gain flexibility and reduce your back pain. Make sure to wear good clothing when you’re stretching, as it shouldn’t be too tight. Also be sure to use a good, flat surface to exercise on, like a yoga mat. All set? Good! Then you can make your back pain disappear in a heartbeat with these 7 exercises. Quickly read on on the next pages!
1. Easy Fetal
We’re starting off pretty easy: this simple exercise, also known as the easy fetal position, is absolutely not difficult, but it is very good for your back. You stretch your lower back with this pose, without having to worry about injuries. As such, this exercise is ideal for beginners who are afraid of worsening their back pain with exercises.
As stated, the exercise is easy: Zoals gezegd is de oefening makkelijk: lie down on the floor, bring your two knees to your chest and then hold your legs with your hands when you’re in this ‘fetus position’. Then, slowly bring them to the ground again. Don’t force anything and stretch only where it feels pleasant: pain means stop. You should try not to ‘rebound’ as well, meaning you shouldn’t stretch too far because you’re doing the exercise too quickly. Move slowly and carefully.