For a large percentage of adults who experience low back pain, the cause is usually muscular. A variety of lumbar spine injuries can cause back pain, so seeing your doctor or a spine physician or surgeon can often be helpful to figure out the cause of your pain. Fortunately, many people with muscular low back pain can improve without surgery. Often doing exercises for low back pain can help you recover quickly.

In this video, physical therapist Yves Gege and I show a few exercises you can do to try to recover from low back pain. We also discuss signs of problem for which you might see a physician sooner.

Remember, these exercise posts, like other information on this site, are not intended to represent specific medical advice. If you have any questions about this injury or of its treatment, make sure to see your doctor or a physical therapist.

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