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Hollywood Chiropractor | Hollywood chiropractic care | FL | Stretches For Back Pain Relief

Dr. Michael Surdis, Jr. DC    —   Dr. Andrew M. Cherry, DC

7900 NW 33rd St., Suite 104
Hollywood, FL 33024
(954) 443-2420

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Stretches For Back Pain Relief


Almost everyone can benefit from stretching the soft tissues - the muscles, ligaments and tendons - in the back, legs, buttock, and around the spine.

The spinal column and its contiguous muscles, ligaments, and tendons are all designed to move, and limitations in this motion can make back pain worse.

Patients with ongoing back pain may find it takes weeks or months of stretching and other back exercises to mobilize the spine and soft tissues, but will find that meaningful and sustained relief of back pain will usually follow the increase in motion.

General Tips for Stretching to Relieve Back Pain

Keep the following in mind when starting a stretching routine as part of a program of back exercises:

  • Wear comfortable clothes that won't bind

  • Stretching should be pain free; do not force the body into difficult positions

  • Move into the stretch slowly and avoid bouncing, which may actually tear muscles

  • Stretch on a clean, flat surface that is large enough to move freely

  • Hold stretches long enough (20-30 seconds) to allow muscles or joints to become loose

  • Repeat the stretch, generally 5-10 times

If one already has low back pain or neck pain, it is best to check with our Chiropractors to discuss whether the following neck, shoulder, and lower back pain exercises should be done.

Hollywood Chiropractor | Stretches For Back Pain Relief. Dr. Andrew Cherry is a Hollywood Chiropractor.