Yoga can help to overcome chronic low back pain BUT also may cause the back pain worse. Read more below.
Yoga is a gentle practice that is ideal for maintaining back strength and flexibility. It’s also one of the more effective tools for helping reduce low back pain, the most common source of pain and disability among older adults.
Yoga helps strengthen and stretch back muscles that might be tight, which improves mobility.
The practice helps to stretch and strengthen muscles that support the back and spine, such as the paraspinal muscles that help you bend your spine, the multifidus muscles that stabilize your vertebrae, and the transverse abdominis in the abdomen, which also helps stabilize your spine.
Yoga Pose for Back Pain
- Mountain Pose
- Upward Salute
- Standing Forward Bend
- Warrior II
- Tree Pose
- Locust Pose
- Child’s Pose
- Reclining Bound Angle
- Corpse Pose
Can yoga make lower back pain worse?
It is definitely possible for yoga to cause back pain or exacerbate back pain. Some poses are more problematic than others. However, any pose can be harmful if not done properly, or if your body’s not in the right place for it.
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