Back Exercises for Back Pain

Following surgery, our physical therapy team will discuss the ways in which the patient can strengthen their back and minimize the chance of developing back pain in the future.

Even if you are not a candidate for surgery and are experiencing lower back pain or neck pain, the following exercises are a great way to stretch and strengthen the muscles attached to the spine.

Committing to exercising the muscles that support the spine a few times a week is a great way to reduce back pain as age. These are some of the best exercises for lower back pain relief.

Follow along with Dr. Sherri Stone, a doctor of physical therapy and a patient educator at the BioSpine Institute, as she properly demonstrates how to perform yoga poses and body-weight work outs.

Before starting any exercise routine, it’s important to speak with your doctor about it.

Hamstring Stretch for Back Pain Relief

Hamstring Stretch Benefits: Stretches the hamstrings and strengthens the lower back muscles, which can relieve lower back pain Difficulty: Beginner Modifications: 3 The hamstring muscles are a very important muscle group that directly affect the low back.  Hamstrings bend the knee and also extend the hip joint.  Many people who sit for [...]

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Relieve Back Pain With the Camel Pose

Camel Pose Benefits: Stretches and Strengthens the lower back muscles and reduces and prevents pain. Difficulty: Beginner Modifications: none The camel is a great yoga pose for strengthening the muscles in the lower back after minimally invasive spine surgery. Stronger lower back muscles can also prevent future bouts of lower back [...]

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How to do the Superman Pose

Superman Pose Benefits: Helps to strengthen the entire spine from the shoulders to the glutes Difficulty: Beginner Modifications: Two Superman pose is an exercise that incorporates almost all of the muscles behind us as well as the abdominals and works them against gravity.  This exercise can help strengthen the entire spine from [...]

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How to do the Sphinx Pose

Sphinx Pose Benefits: Helps to strengthen the shoulders and the lower back. Difficulty: Beginner Modifications: Two The Sphinx Pose is an exercise in yoga that incorporates the muscles of the shoulders and lower back. It's a great yoga exercise for beginners. This exercise can help accentuate the natural arch of our [...]

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Bridge Exercise

Bridge Exercise Benefits: Helps strengthen the muscles of the lower back as well as the legs, making every day tasks like getting out of bed easier. Difficulty: Beginner Modifications: Two The bridge is an exercise that incorporates many of the lower extremity muscles as well as the lumbar spine muscles. [...]

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Build Strong Back Muscles with this Plank Workout

Plank Workout Benefits: Builds muscles in the abdominals, shoulders, legs, and lower back, which can help to relieve back pain. Difficulty: Beginner Modifications: Two The ‘plank’ is an exercise that incorporates multiple muscle groups including the abdominals, shoulders, legs and lower back muscles.  Many people perform them to stimulate the [...]

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Strengthen Your Back with a Deadlift Workout

Deadlift Workout Benefits: Reduce pain in lower back and knee Difficulty: Beginner Modifications: Two The deadlift workout imitates proper bending and lifting objects off the floor.  When performed properly, our muscles and joints work in perfect conjunction. It's how we were meant to move in normal life. This exercise is [...]

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