This will help give some ideas for managing flexion intolerant low back pain. This is the type of low back pain usually caused from sitting for long periods and or bending.
The pain generator from this type of low back pain is usually the discs in between the vertebrae (bones) of the spine. Sitting in a rounded position is most common and this places a lot of compression on those discs.
The idea for managing this is to get into positions where the spine is not in that excessive flexion for long periods. Sometimes an easy fix can be as simple as putting a small rolled up towel in the small of your back. Other options are to frequently extend backwards within a comfortable range, called a McKenzie extension pose, or sphinx pose in yoga. Finally, standing up frequently, reaching upwards and bending back or side to side can be beneficial.
Not mentioned in the video but also helpful can be decompression of the low back, inversion tables and or spinal manipulation, stretching and myofascial release. It is advisable to check with a local spinal health specialist to see if these would be okay for you.
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