Exercise Tip for Low Back Pain

Dr. Priscilla Ross

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Exercises for low back pain should focus on strengthening the transverse abdominus muscle which is the corset muscle and lies deep to the traditional "six pack" muscle groups (the rectus abdominis muscle group).


The best exercise for the transverse abdominis muscle is the Vacuum exercise which you can actually do while sitting in your office or even driving your car. All this exercise requires is pulling your stomach in as far as you can to "touch your spine" and holding this vacuum for 10-15 seconds.


Try this exercise intially for 2-3 repetitions and then gradually increase the time and repetition number. The great news is that this will also help you to shrink your waistline in the process!