Relieve Your Back Pain With This One Gentle Exercise


It is estimated that 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives.

So if you’re reading this, chances are good that you either have back pain or have suffered from it in the past.

Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and it costs the U.S. over $50 billion each year in hospital bills, medications, and lost wages due to missed work.

The majority of people who experience back pain do so because of the way that they habitually use their bodies—the way that they stand and move, each and every day.

Over the course of our lifetimes, we develop learned muscular patterns that determine how we use our bodies. If we develop unnatural muscular patterns, as many of us do, we can experience muscle and joint pain and even do lasting damage to our joints and bones.

Most people could avoid discomfort, pain, and permanent damage if they knew how to retrain their learned muscular patterns. Clinical Somatic Education, a method of neuromuscular education developed by Thomas Hanna, teaches people how to do just that.

Learn how to relieve your back pain at home

Using very slow, gentle exercises, you can release chronic muscle contraction and retrain your learned patterns. Best of all, you can learn how to do this at home. By practicing Clinical Somatics exercises every day, you can relieve your pain and prevent future damage.

If you’d like to learn a simple, gentle Clinical Somatics exercise that you can do to relieve your back pain, watch the video below.


Why We’re In Pain: Why chronic musculoskeletal pain occurs—and how it can be prevented, alleviated and eliminated with Clinical Somatic Education

Global Burden of Disease Study 2010

Sarah Warren St. Pierre
Sarah Warren St. Pierre is a Certified Clinical Somatic Educator and co-owner of Somatic Movement Center. She is the author of the book Why We're in Pain, which explains the science behind why learned muscular patterns lead to chronic pain and degeneration. St. Pierre has helped people with chronic back pain, neck and shoulder pain, hip and knee pain, sciatica, and scoliosis become pain-free by practicing Thomas Hanna's method of Clinical Somatic Education. She can be reached through Somatic Movement Center at