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Exercises for back injuries

Q: What can I do for my sore lower back?

Again, it is important to identify where your pain is coming from before you decide how best to treat it. If you are concerned consult your physiotherapist first. Most low back pain gets better within a month and you can assist the recovery by doing exercises and activities that don't aggravate it, taking pain relief and staying positive. One exercise that often helps is the modified push up, also known as Lumbar extension in lying. To do this exercise lie face down placing your hands on the floor under your shoulders and push up leaving your pelvis on the floor while you arch your back backwards. Your back and stomach muscles should remain relaxed throughout the exercise. Hold for 1 second then lower slowly and breath out before repeating. Repeat 10 times every hour or two.