Back Pain Exercise Video: Upper Back Extension

Purpose
The upper back extension strengthens and stabilizes your low back (lumbar spine) muscles.

Recommended exercise for the following spinal condition(s)
Herniated Disc
Sciatica (caused by Herniated Disc)

Instructions

  • Start on your stomach with a small pillow or towel roll under your hips.  Your arms should be along your sides.
  • Slowly lift your upper body off the floor, contracting your low back muscles.
  • Hold 3 seconds before lowering your body to the floor.
  • Repeat 10 times.

Disclaimer

Only do the exercise shown in this video if a qualified spine specialist has recommended it.  Only do the exercise within the limits that your spine specialist has advised.  Do not do the exercise without your spine specialist's approval; it could lead to serious injury.  Always contact your spine specialist if you have any questions regarding your back or neck condition or about the suitability of this specific exercise.

Updated on: 06/11/14
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