While many back injuries are due to excessive flexion (or forward bending) of the low back, some conditions actually require more flexion of the lumbar spine to provide relief.

NOTE: If while performing this exercise, you experience worsening symptoms, or the symptoms down your leg begin to travel further down the leg, STOP IMMEDIATELY and contact our doctor on a better exercise for you.



  • Begin flat on your back on the ground or bed
  • Flex the hips and knees towards your chest
  • Use your hands to draw the knees closer to the chest, until you feel a pulling motion across the low back
  • Hold for 1-2 seconds
  • Reset
  • Perform for 10-15 repetitions throughout the day