Back Pain Treatment - Core strength with Hip Extension

This exercise can help treat weakness from acute or chronic back pain. On your hands and knees in 4-point position, engage your inner core by pulling the Transverse Abdominal muscles below the belly button inwards towards your spine while keeping your low back flat. Extend the thigh with a bent knee and make sure the pelvis stays level. Hold it for a few seconds and then bring it back down. Repeat this for 10 repetitions for 3 sets on each side. Your ability to engage your inner core muscles and isolate hip extension without extending and arching the lower back is the key to doing this exercise successfully. If you have any increase in pain or unsure about how to do this exercise, consult your local physiotherapist before hand.

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