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Pictures of Back Stretches

By March 2, 2008

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Day to day activities often results in tight back muscles. Over time this can cause significant back pain and increase your risk for back injury.
Learn exercises to stretch the lower muscles of your back in a quick and effective way. Performing these stretches will help prevent back pain or assist in reducing present back aches.
April 15, 2008 at 3:24 am
(1) Robert Feddes says:

Great picture of a well known exercise that is one of the basics of McKenzie as well.

I found that this exercise is great in creating space between the vertebrae, allowing the invertebral disc to ‘hang loose’again and get back in their natural shape.

I have also found that this exercise alone is not enough, I wonder if your research shows the same as mine, i.e.: people with back problems have in common that the multifidus muscles are no longer properly activated, leading to a lesser stabilisation of the lower back area.

On my site I delve more deeply into this, so if you like have a look at:

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