Questions tagged [lower-back]

Pertaining to the erector spinae or spinal erectors, a set of muscles that straighten and rotate the back.

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How can I strengthen my lower back

I was diagnosed for "Muscle Spasm" a while ago for my lower back pain. The pain went away for about a year and then came back again. I had a blood test taken and found out that I am deficient in ...
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Are sit-ups actually harmful?

I have seen several references to situps being harmful due to "high compressive lumbar load" and recommending crunches. When researching where the quote came from, it looks like every reference quotes ...
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Helping ease my back pain when I'm studying 13 hours everyday, even weekends

I am a student and I usually have to sit at my study desk each day including weekdays and weekends for about 13 hours or more. I have a pretty hectic schedule and I sometimes suffer from back pain (...
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What are exercises for better posture and flexibility?

I know it's a big question but i'm a guy who tend to sit all day long on a chair, sometimes without a great posture, arching my back and not sitting straight. I want to know if there's a key exercise ...
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What's a good home exercise for the lower back?

It seems there are a ton of easy ab exercises, but very few for the lower back to keep the muscles balanced as your abs get stronger. What are simple home exercises for the lower back?
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How does one lift a heavy box up from the ground?

Here are some pictures I found on how to lift a heavy box. Is this correct technique? Mainly I am trying not to hurt my lower back.
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Stretching/posture/exercise for separating vertebrae in spine?

what is the best exercise/stretching/posture that will separate the vertebrae of the spine? I want to do this because I read that separating the vertebrae will allow the compressed intervertebral ...
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Ab workout with lumbar spinal stenosis

I am 32 years old, and a few months ago I had a lower back pains which kept me up at nights, NSAIDs eased the pain but I was left with a mild pain in the lower back. I had an x-ray which showed a ...