Back pain exercises: The SIX stretches you can try to ease upper or lower back pain

Here’s a few stretches you can try in the comfort of your own home, according to Helen Ansell, spokesperson for pain relief firm Biofreeze.

Chin to chest & ear to shoulder.

Standing tall, gently bend your head forwards until your chin meets your chest and you can feel the stretch in the back of your neck.

The next set involves the same principle as before, but this time bending your neck to one side to feel the stretch in the side of your neck, before doing the same on the other side.

Back flexion stretch.

Lay on your back and pull both of your knees into your chest, while flexing your head forward at the time same.

The aim is to feel a comfortable stretch across your mid and low back.


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