While many back injuries are due to excessive lower back flexion (or forward bending), some conditions require more flexion to provide relief. Patients often report aggravation with standing or walking, and relief with sitting. We term these conditions flexion-biased low back pain. Conditions such as spinal stenosis and some lumbar disc injuries are classified here. These cases respond well to knee to chest flexion exercises.
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 for a better exercise for you. Knee to chest flexion is not the best exercise for all types of back pain.
- Begin flat on your back on the ground or bed
- Flex the hips and knees toward your chest
- Use your hands to draw the knees closer to the chest until you feel a pulling motion across the lower back
- Hold for 1-2 seconds
- Perform sets of 10-15 repetitions throughout the day
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