Back Pain Exercise Video: Upper Back Extension
The upper back extension strengthens and stabilizes your low back (lumbar spine) muscles.
- 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.
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.