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One Stretch Will Relieve Your Lower Back Pain In 10 Seconds: 10...9...8...7...6...

Updated on December 30, 2009

Recognize this handsome devil doing a quick stretch for lower back pain?

It's as simple as laying on your bed or floor, cross one leg over the other and slowly lean towards your crossed leg with your shoulders.
It's as simple as laying on your bed or floor, cross one leg over the other and slowly lean towards your crossed leg with your shoulders.

Here's another angle on the same stretch

You can do this stretch just about anywhere when lower back pain comes creeping around
You can do this stretch just about anywhere when lower back pain comes creeping around

Let's make the pain disappear!

The fastest way to relieve lower back pain is to lay on your bed or floor, cross your legs, then leading with your shoulders, lean towards where the back of your Achilles tendon touches your other knee as seen in the photo. It's very important to only stretch as much or as little as you can handle! With time, you will be able to reach your shoulders, then your neck and even your head all the way to your foot. But do not attempt this at first, or you may hurt yourself! Do this stretch three times a day for a few weeks and slowly increase your reach. I have tried many lower back pain stretches over the years and this one is the most effective.

My younger brother years ago was the first person to point out to me that lower back pain is illusive in that it doesn't start in your back! He should know he was a furniture mover for many years, how's that for authority! Lower back pain is a sneaky son-of-a-gun! Which is probably why so many people suffer from it! They have their loved ones stretch out or massage their lower back when in fact, it's the muscles in your hamstrings that are responsible for the pain! When they are not stretched properly they pull on your lower back. Essentially it's as though all the weight of your body gets balanced on your hamstrings. Before I knew of this exercise I would beg and plead for my daughter to march on my hamstrings! Fantastic relief! But difficult to wrangle my daughter over to help me out!

To add variation to the stretch, I will first lean my shoulders into my knee where my Achilles tendon crosses over. Then I will pull my head and shoulders to my other knee in the same stretch. Of course you're going to want to make sure to switch and cross your other leg eventually. Otherwise when you leave the house, you may end up walking in circles. Ha! I have found that this stretch also does wonders for my hips, and considering all the old fellas I've met with replaced hips, I'm praying this is an investment in my body's future. I hope this stretch relieves your lower back pain, it has been a Godsend for me.

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