Chronic back pain is something that is experienced by a very large amount of adults, which is why it is something you should be aware of as a possibility and practice careful exercising habits.

One aspect of having chronic lower back pain is a weak core. This means that the strength you possess in your middle section is less than what it needs to be. In order to prevent and fight back pain, building up your core is important.

It’s not only your abs that make up the core that you need to work on. You will also want to practice strengthening the muscles in your body which are connected to your spine and pelvis areas.

There are two specific techniques which will help you build more strength in your core called drawing-in and bracing.

Drawing-in is when you suck your lower stomach muscles in the direction of your spine, while your spine remains in a regular position. Bracing is squeeze all your core muscles tightly through any movement.

Try these 9 exercises to strengthen your core and help with lower back pain:

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#1. Spinal Twist

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#2. Bridge

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#3. Side Planking

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#4. Bow Pose

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#5. Camel Pose

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#6. Cat Pose

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#7. Triceps Extension with Cobra

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#8. Bend Over Cross Stretch

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#9. Single Leg Hip Thrust with Chair

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Adding these exercises into your routine can help you tackle your lower back pain, but make sure to consult with a doctor if you find that you are in greater pain after this workout.

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