Stretching – Important For Back Pain


I have learned from personal experience that a major cause of back pain is tight muscles.  We sit at our desks all day and do not move enough.  This causes the muscles to get tight.  If you do not move or stretch, you get TIGHT.

What I do is gentle stretches.  You can lie in bed, put your leg on the opposite side of your body.  You can feel the tightness in your lower back muscles.  If you just hold it like that for a while, it will gently stretch out your lower back muscles.

I don’t like hard exercise with back pain because it can irritate the nerves in the back.  Just gentle, regular stretching can be extremely effective to relieve back problems.

There are some easy stretches you can do in bed before you get up:


I have found that going up and down stairs is also very good to stretch out the back muscles.  Walking in place, pulling your legs up as high as you can, will stretch your whole back out.

  — This is my personal favorite.  You can do this in bed.  You just put your leg on the other side and lie there a few minutes.  You will feel your back stretch out.

  I would not just exercise, I would stay in that position for a minute and gently let your muscles stretch out.


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7 responses to “Stretching – Important For Back Pain”

  1. Todd P. Johnson Avatar
    Todd P. Johnson

    Before I started incorporating stretching into my daily routine, I constantly struggled with back pain. Since I’ve begun focusing on regular stretching exercises, I’ve noticed a significant decrease in pain and increased flexibility. My posture has improved as well, and I feel much more comfortable throughout the day. Stretching has truly been a game-changer for me.

  2. Matthew R. Staats Avatar
    Matthew R. Staats

    I used to wake up with back pain and stiffness every morning. After reading this article, I decided to start a morning stretching routine targeting my back muscles. The difference is astonishing! I now wake up feeling refreshed, and my back pain has diminished considerably. I highly recommend incorporating stretching into your daily routine.

  3. Joyce Jackson Avatar
    Joyce Jackson

    I started practicing yoga and focused on stretching exercises after suffering from chronic back pain. The improvement in my flexibility and muscle strength has significantly reduced my pain levels. I can now engage in activities I used to avoid due to pain. I wish I had discovered the importance of stretching sooner!

  4. Eusebia P. Vida Avatar
    Eusebia P. Vida

    I used to have occasional back pain, but after incorporating a consistent stretching routine, I’ve noticed that my episodes of pain are far less frequent. Stretching has not only helped alleviate my existing pain but has also acted as a preventative measure. I feel stronger and more resilient, and I’m grateful for the improvements in my overall well-being.

  5. Bonita Monroe Avatar
    Bonita Monroe

    After reading this article, I decided to try dynamic stretching exercises to help with my back pain. The increased blood flow and mobility I’ve gained from these exercises have made a significant impact on my pain levels and overall comfort. I’m now a firm believer in the power of stretching for back health and highly recommend it to others.

  6. John Kramer Avatar
    John Kramer

    I’ve found that combining stretching exercises with other treatments, such as chiropractic care and massage therapy, has made a huge difference in managing my back pain. Stretching has helped improve my flexibility, muscle balance, and posture, which has contributed to a noticeable reduction in pain. I’m so glad I decided to take a holistic approach and incorporate stretching into my routine.

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