Exercises to Manage Lower Back Pain

There are many exercises out there that are available for patients also using chiropractic care for their lower back pain. One might classify the chiropractic patient into a flexion or extension biased category to determine the variety that is best for that patient.

For example: If our patient is feeling at their best when they bend over, then an exercise program that promotes low back flexion can be helpful. Some of these exercises may include:

  • Pulling the knees to the chest.
  • Posterior pelvic tilts.
  • Bending forward from a sitting position.


If they experience few symptoms in extension or if leg pain centralizes (also known as extension biased), prone press-up type exercises may yield the best results.


Other exercises that could help in reducing levels of lower back pain include:

  • Strengthening of the muscles responsible for pelvic stabilizing (the muscles located in your trunk)
  • Stretching your hamstrings, adductors, and your other overly short or tight postural muscles.
  • Proprioceptive or balance promoting.


If you are hoping to find a chiropractor to help you combine exercise with a chiropractic treatment plan, click here to contact A Family and Sports Chiropractic Clinic. We are passionate about treating your entire body to achieve optimal health!