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Exercises for the Lower Back


The exercises on this webpage are intended for chiropractic patients only and should not be undertaken without the approval, instruction and monitoring of your Doctor of Chiropractic.

These exercises are designed to strengthen you low back Do each exercise five times, twice daily.

Acute Stage

1lower back_Page_1_Image_0001. Lie flat on the floor in a relaxed position. Bring your right knee toward your chest, clasping your hands around the knee. Pull your right knee toward your chest firmly and, at the same time, forcefully straighten the left leg. Hold for three to five seconds. Relax tension. Do five times. Repeat same procedure with opposite leg. Repeat five times or as recommended.

 

2lower back_Page_1_Image_0002. Lie on the floor with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor and arms at your sides, palms down. Tighten the muscles of your lower abdomen and buttocks so as to flatten your low back. Slowly raise low back and buttocks from the floor and hold for five seconds. Relax. Do five times or as recommended.

 

3lower back_Page_2_Image_0001. Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor, hands at your sides, palms down. Tighten the muscles of your abdomen and buttocks so as to push your low back flat against the floor. Hold for three to five seconds, relax. Do five times or as recommended.

 

Sub-Acute Stage
(These exercises are to be performed in addition to those suggested during the acute stage.)

Lielower back_Page_2_Image_0002 on the floor with your knees bent, feet on the floor and arms at your sides. Bring both knees to chest, clasping hands around the knees and pulling firmly towards your chest. Hold for three to five seconds. Relax tension. Do five times or as recommended.