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Aching back? Whether it's lower back pain or another area that hurts, get back pain relief with the tips in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Comfortable clothes
- A floor
- An exercise ball
Lie flat on back
Lie flat on your back on the floor with your legs straight together and your arms straight out from your sides in a ‘T’ shape, palms up.
Keeping your legs together, raise your feet off the ground by bending your hips and knees at 90û angles. Your calves will be parallel to the floor.
Rotate lower body
Pulling your belly button in toward your spine, slowly rotate your lower body to the left so the outside of your left leg and hip fall toward the floor as far as they will go without strain or pain.
Keeping your arms and upper back in contact with the floor, hold for 10 seconds.
Repeat on right
Raise your bent legs back up and then slowly lower them to the right, repeating the stretch on your right side.
Repeat on each side
Raise your bent legs back up and repeat the stretch three to five times on each side.
Release the stretch by raising your bent legs back up, then lowering them straight out in front of you, one at a time. Back pain begone!