Minor back pain is often a result of a simple imbalance of the low back, pelvis, or thigh muscles. While not debilitating, this pain can be a nagging annoyance. I often get asked: "Is there an easy way to stretch out these muscles?"
Fortunately, there is. And the best part is that you can do these in the privacy of your own home... for free.
The good folks at the American Chiropractic Association have sponsored the following short video in which a chiropractor demonstrates some simple stretches for the low back and thigh muscles. Note that these are not exercises, so there's no force or impact being put into the skeleton and you won't end up looking like The Hulk.
Also, it's important to note that recent research has verified that stretching does not prevent injury during later exercise. While it's important to warm up before participating in an exercise or sport (especially here in Peoria during the cool spring months), mere stretching should not be viewed as an injury prevention technique.
Unless otherwise attributed, all content is written by Kyle Johnson, DC, of Johnson Family Chiropractic of Peoria.
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If you have any questions regarding your condition, you should seek the help of Dr. Johnson in person, so that he may properly assess your condition.
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