5 exercises to eliminate back pain for good

With many of sitting rigid at work all day, it’s no wonder chronic back pain is on the rise. Frustratingly enough, chronic back pain can develop even in those who lead very active lifestyles (specifically in those who lift.) While medication, massage and heating pads can help temporarily ease lower back pain, it’s regular stretching of the back extensors and core stabilizers that will go a long way in preventing and easing chronic back pain. We’ve outlined 5 exercises that will help bring relief and eliminate back pain for good: Spinal Twist Spinal twists are easy and effective and even better, they’re a relaxing way to decompress your back and spine after a particularly tense day or workout. This exercise helps stretch the back muscles, lengthen and realign the spine and strengthen the abdominal muscles. (Those with back injuries should only perform this stretch with an experienced instructor or healthcare professional.) Instructions: Lie on your back with your arms by your side. Your knees should be bent and your feet flat on the floor. Bring your left knee to your chest and place your left arm straight out to the side beside you. Slowly let your left leg fall over the right side of the body, making sure to keep your spine aligned with the ground. Turn you head to the left as you steadily breathe in and out. Hold for 10 breaths then repeat this pose on the opposite side. Back Extensions Back extensions are a fantastic way to strengthen the lower back and prevent