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OptimizePMD: Stretches and Exercises for Lower Back Pain

Lifestyle & Wellness | Facebook Live Recap | OptimizePMD

Lower back pain is a common issue. Especially now, when we're all spending more time sitting at a desk or maybe doing more yard work to pass the time. In this video, Midlothian health coach Jaime Monsen discusses the causes of lower back pain and demonstrates 4 stretches and 3 exercises that can help relieve the pain. 

Follow along in the video below and read on for the list of lower back pain causes, symptoms, stretches, and exercises. 

Causes of Lower Back Pain

  • Poor posture
  • Lifting too much weight
  • Lifting with bad form
  • New activities/new sports

Symptoms of Lower Back Pain

  • Muscle spasms
  • Pain down the leg
  • Stiffness 
  • Low range of motion

4 Stretches to Relieve Lower Back Pain

  • Cat Camel Stretch 
  • Child's Pose
  • Figure Four
  • Hip Flexor Lunge 

3 Exercises to Relieve Lower Back Pain

  • Bird Dog
  • Glute Bridge
  • Adductors leg lifts

About OptimizePMD

OptimizePMD is a new wellness program under development at PartnerMD. By emphasizing various exercise strategies and explaining the science behind them, OptimizePMD will help participants achieve and maintain optimal physical performance at all stages of life. Check out more OptimizePMD content here. More information coming soon!