Tight hamstrings

A contributor to back pain that isn’t commonly thought of is tight hamstrings. When your hamstring muscles are tight, your back muscles and joints become stressed and cause pain. It’s good to stretch your hamstrings twice a day for 15-30 minutes. Here are some hamstring exercises you can try:

  • Chair stretch: Sit down on a chair and place one leg out in front of you. Then reach for your toes and then do it again for the other leg.
  • Wall stretch: Lie on the floor with your legs pushed up against the wall. Keep your knees straight as possible. This will help to relieve stress and pressure on your back