Back and Hip Stretches

Back Stretches

Low back pain is more likely to occur in individuals between the ages of 30 and 50. This is partly due to the changes that occur in the body with aging. As you grow older, there’s a reduction in the fluid content between the vertebrae in the spine.

This means discs in the spine experience irritation more easily. You also lose some muscle tone, which makes the back more prone to injury. This is why strengthening your back muscles and using good body mechanics are helpful in preventing low back pain.

Hip and Glute Stretches

We are all connected. Tight hip flexors, tight hamstrings or tight glutes can cause back pain.  Because hip flexors and gluteal muscles are attached to the pelvis, it causes a tilted pelvis and low back pain when the muscles are out of balance. Stretching and resistance training are ways to resolve any hip or glute tightness. Stretches helps to correct imbalances and loosen muscles