Start your Back Pain Recovery with this Stretch
Note: any stretch or strength exercise should not be performed if it causes pain.
Lying on your stomach and putting your arms in a this position, naturally puts your back beyond its normal motion. When you bring your legs up only where you feel pressure, not pain. Similar feeling when you go side to side.
Start this stretch in each position for 30 seconds. To your tolerance increase your stretch by 30 seconds for each position up to two minute.
Then add this exercise to strengthen your back:
Your First Strength Exercise
Helping change your health from the inside out.