10 Stretching Exercises to Relieve Lower Back Pain

2. Sphinx

A favorite for stretching the lower back and getting traction along the spine, start the Sphinx by laying on your stomach with having your legs straight. With your pelvis pressed against the ground, prop yourself on your elbows about shoulders length apart with your fingers touching. Now pull your elbows forward, keeping your pelvis stationary. You’ll feel traction along your spine as it elongates. Hold for about 10 seconds. Repeat if desired.