Slump Stretch for Lower Back Pain

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Slump Stretch is a neural mobilization techniques that may be beneficial for patients with lower back pain and lower extremity tightness.

1). Sit up straight with your feet flexed against the wall. Place your fingertips behind your ears with your elbows wide.

2) Take a deep breath in and exhaling, bring your head down toward your chest, rounding your back and shoulders.

3) Return to the upright position and repeat for prescribed number of repetitions. Tip: During this exercise you want to feel a stretch but not pain.

When your head is down you should feel an increase in symptoms and when you return to upright position symptoms should decrease.

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