One of the simplest stretches for the lower back, gluteal and upper thigh region that can be done with relative ease, but also graded up in stretching intensity as your painful symptoms improve. Care must be taken with any rotation exercise if you have a disc injury, but if you take it slowly, relax other muscles around the problem area and slowly increase the stretch to the painful area, then effective relief can be obtained.
By moving your hip angle either towards your shoulder or towards your toes, you can modify the stretch until you feel it in the required muscle or group of muscles. If it is too painful, then reduce the intensity of the stretch until it is comfortable, but still producing a stretch. Please contact us for further information or if you require further Osteopathic treatment for your low back pain, whether it is caused by pregnancy changes in your spine, a work injury, sports related or from inactivity.