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
- Perform for 10-15 repetitions throughout the day