Engaging in exercises like gentle stretches, yoga, and low-impact activities such as walking or swimming can help alleviate lower back pain.
Strengthening your core muscles, especially the muscles that support your spine, can also provide relief.

However, unlike other injuries, managing lower back pain with exercise can be a tricky one because different causes of back pain require different (and in some cases totally different) exercises and what may be beneficial in some cases of back pain can aggravate the condition in other situations.

It is crucial to consult a healthcare professional before starting any new exercise routine, especially if you're dealing with persistent pain.

Also when starting a physical exercise programme for managing lower back pain I would always recommend to check with an exercise specialist in management of back pain to be sure you are doing those exercises correctly - as form is of the essence in these circumstances. They can also guide you on the most suitable exercises for your specific condition.

Below are some general exercise guidelines for managing lower back pain:

1. Consult a Professional: Before starting any exercise routine, consult a healthcare provider or physical therapist to ensure you're choosing the right exercises for your condition.
2. Gentle Stretching: Perform gentle stretches that focus on the muscles around your lower back, hips, and thighs. Avoid any stretches that cause pain or discomfort.
3. Core Strengthening: Strengthen your core muscles to support your spine. Exercises like pelvic tilts, bridges, and gentle abdominal exercises can be beneficial - but remember some of these exercises are specific to only some causes of your back pain.
4. Low-Impact Cardio: Engage in low-impact aerobic exercises like walking, swimming, or stationary cycling. These activities promote blood flow and help maintain overall fitness without putting excessive strain on your back.
5. Yoga or Pilates: Consider participating in a yoga or Pilates class, as these can improve flexibility, balance, and strength while also providing relaxation techniques - but just because it's under this umbrella of yoga & Pilates it's the same not all the exercises will help, so you need to be sure which ones are for you.
6. Avoid High-Impact Activities: Avoid activities that involve jumping, running, or heavy lifting, as they can exacerbate your back pain.
7. Proper Form: When exercising, maintain proper posture and form to prevent straining your back further.
8. Gradual Progression: Start with gentle exercises and gradually increase intensity and duration as your pain improves. Avoid pushing yourself too hard too soon.
9. Pain as a Guide: If any exercise causes pain, stop immediately. Pain is your body's way of telling you that something isn't right.
10. Consistency: Consistency is key. Regular, gentle exercise can contribute to long-term pain relief and prevention.

Remember, everyone's condition is unique, so it's important to tailor your exercise routine to your individual needs. Always prioritise your safety and consult a healthcare professional if you have any doubts or concerns.

Atlas Online PT provides expert help from certified exercise specialist in management of lower back pain.

Healthy regards,