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Must-Try Exercises for Back Pain

Here are 3, must-try exercises for back pain to help you with herniated or bulging discs.

1.Figure Four

You'll lie on your back and put one leg over the other (knee on ankle), and gently pull your legs towards your upper body. Hold it for about 10-30 seconds. Switch legs and do the other side as well. This will give you a nice release, especially if you have leg pain.

2. Bridge

Lie on your back with your feet on the ground. Gently lift your pelvis and stomach and squeeze and hold for 10-30 seconds. This w

ill strengthen your hips and your core muscles.

3. Back Extension

Lie on your stomach. With your hands by your sides, gently push yourself up and hold for 10-30 seconds. Do this for about 10-20 repetitions. Make sure your hips stay planted down.

Watch the video for demonstrations of the exercises, and then try them at home and see how it feels. For any questions or for help with back pain, just give my office a call.

- Dr. Jae

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