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What kinds of physical therapy exercises work for lower back pain?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Varies

Despite many years of research, there has never been one form of exercise that has proven superior to another for lower back pain.
This is probably because back pain is not a single condition. Generally what we try to do is find exercises that can initially be done with reasonable comfort and then progress to more difficult and strenous ones as tolerated.

In brief: Varies

Despite many years of research, there has never been one form of exercise that has proven superior to another for lower back pain.
This is probably because back pain is not a single condition. Generally what we try to do is find exercises that can initially be done with reasonable comfort and then progress to more difficult and strenous ones as tolerated.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yoga

There are many reasons and solutions for lower back pain, which is an extremely common complaint.
The main problem often stems from weak trunk muscles. The muscles of the trunk support the structures of the back, therefore, strengthen the trunk and the back is better supported. Try yoga, try abdominal exercises, or simply go for brisk walks with good posture.

In brief: Yoga

There are many reasons and solutions for lower back pain, which is an extremely common complaint.
The main problem often stems from weak trunk muscles. The muscles of the trunk support the structures of the back, therefore, strengthen the trunk and the back is better supported. Try yoga, try abdominal exercises, or simply go for brisk walks with good posture.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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