8 Simple Stretches to Relieve Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain can be minor, lasting only a few days or weeks; or it can be a chronic condition that persists for a long time. Regardless, it can be quite excruciating and interfere with one’s normal life.

Nearly 80 percent of people experience lower back pain at some point in their life [1]. The reasons may be due to bad posture, injury or other chronic health problems. The pain is generally caused by changes in the lower back structure due to musculoskeletal damage.

Thankfully, lower back pain can often be relieved or prevented by posture correction and exercises that work on the muscles and vertebrae of the lower back.

Here are 8 simple stretches that can help you relieve lower back pain:

Supported Bridge

This helps relieve tension in your lower back.

How to do this stretch:

  • Lie on your back with your soles flat and your knees bent.
  • Lift your hips and place a firm cushion under them.
  • Release all tension in your body and hold this position for 1 minute.
  • Repeat this up to 5 times.