Dealing with lower back pain has been a problem that many people have struggled with. I found a stretch that can eliminate your lower back pain, and it actually does work.
But first, let me tell you how I discovered this “miraculous” stretch for lower back pain. Let’s begin with the day my back “blew out”, as they say.
The Dreaded Squat And Lower Back Pain
I had been doing a workout program called Stronglifts 5×5. The primary lift for this program is the squat. Every workout day (3x a week) the squat would be performed first, along with the other lifts.
Well, one day while doing squats I get into position and as I am lowering into the squat position my lower back gets extreme pain. I cannot lift the weight back up and am stuck in the lower position. The only thing I could do was to throw off the weight from my back and couple over in extreme pain.
This was just the beginning of my lower back problems.
The only option I had at the time was to rest my back for a few weeks to heal. Later, when I started up again I just ran right back into the same problem. I would start the workout again and once the weight started getting heavier I would get that same pain in my lower back.
It became a vicious circle of workout – pain – rest. It became so bad that I would have lower back pain for weeks on end that was there 24/7.
I tried going to a chiropractor. It would feel good initially and then the pain just came right back after working out. This chiropractor swore that I would be healed.
I tried many other solutions like hip flexor stretches (which did work temporarily), but they only worked the hip flexors, not the lower back.
Now, I came across a report that was about a stretch to ease lower back pain. This stretch was so simple I could not believe it could be true. This stretch was called…
Spinal Decompression Stretch
Spinal decompression is nothing but hanging from a pullup bar. I know, it sounds ridiculously simple, but it works.
Spinal decompressions work by using gravity to stretch your spine vertically. There is no compression of the spinal disks because there is no bending or arching involved. Using stretches like toe touches can irritate and compress disk bulges. Spinal decompressions do the opposite.
I do spinal decompressions as often as I can but if I am going to workout I make sure to do them before and after. I have not had any lower back pain at all since I started using this stretch.
This stretch actually has a couple of bonuses as well. It will definitely increase grip strength, making doing deadlifts a whole lot easier. And it also will stretch the shoulders, making overhead presses easier to do as well.
So go ahead and give this stretch a try and I guarantee you will see improvements in lower back pain. Mine was eliminated, I know it can work for you too.
Till next time,