Should I Do The Knees To Chest Stretch For My Lower Back?
One of the top stretches low back pain sufferers need to stop doing is the double knee to chest stretch for lower back pain relief. I know it feels good and is the only thing you have found to bring relief to your lower back but as an X-Back Pain Sufferer, this stretch will not bring you lasting relief.
There’s a time and a place for stretching certain muscles in the body but more often than not stretching will not be what you use to get lasting relief (unless there is a clear shortened muscle issue).
In this video, I want to share with you WHY you shouldn’t do the double knee to chest stretch for back pain relief as well as some actionable steps and tips you can focus on instead!
What are some good stretches for lower back pain relief?
To be honest your focus should be elsewhere. I encourage the majority of my clients to not rely on stretching for their relief and focus more around strengthening. Even though some stretches help short term relief, it’s not worth the investment for long term benefits.