An Expert Says to Do These 5 Stretches to Relieve Lower-Back Pain
According to the American Chiropractic Association, 31 million Americans experience lower-back pain at any given time. Back pain has become so prevalent that it's become the single leading cause of disability worldwide. Back pain can be caused by a plethora of things like muscular and skeletal imbalances (such as scoliosis), sports injuries, car accidents, improper weightlifting technique, and poor posture.
Rick Richey, MS, LMT, and cofounder of RēCOVER NYC told POPSUGAR that having tight hips and hamstrings can contribute to lower-back pain. Rick shared five stretches with POPSUGAR that will help manage and alleviate lower back pain. Because the root of back pain will be different for everyone, be sure to consult your doctor or physical therapist before starting this stretching program. Rick said that if any stretch is felt in a joint rather than a muscle, adjust for comfort. Seek assistance from a professional for support and supervision when performing these stretches.