Some good exercises for lower back pain are lower back rotations, seated stretching and abdominal contractions, according to Healthline. Walking, swimming and yoga may also improve lower back pain, but people with lower back pain should speak to doctors or physical therapists about what exercises are best for them.
More exercises for lower back pain include beginner exercises like ankle pumps, heel slides, wall squats and straight leg raises, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Intermediate exercises include single knee-to-chest stretches, hamstring stretches and various lumbar stabilization exercises with an exercise ball. Advanced exercises include hip flexor stretches, piriformis stretches and aerobic exercises.