IBS pain in your back

IBS pain in the lower back (and lower abdomen)

If you suffer from IBS pain in the back, chances are that you have accumulated more IBS tension in your lower back (and your lower abdomen) than you may realise. Here is an easy, practical way to release and get some relief from IBS back pain:

The Pelvic Curl

Do you experience tension and pain in the lower back? And in the lower abdomen?

This gentle exercise is one that I found particularly beneficial for releasing ongoing IBS back pain.

The good news: You don’t have to get changed or get down on the floor to do this.

You can do this lying on your bed in your pyjamas – as long as you lie flat without a pillow.

Otherwise you’ll strain your neck!

Warning: You may well break wind or burp while you do your pelvic curl. As I said, it’s great for releasing!

  1. Lay on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor/bed about a hand width apart
  2. Gently push your heels into the floor/bed and very slowly allow your bttom to roll back and your pelvic region to lift up.
  3. Go as far as is comfortable, then gently release the pressure on your heels and gently roll back down, vertebra by vertebra.

To make this movement extra effective, begin the movement by pushing your heels into the floor/bed and allow that to help you gently do this pelvic curl and lift your hips. No forcing needed.  And when you want to unwind, just release the pressure on your heels. Do the movement as slowly as possible to get the most benefit.

I originally learnt this exercise at a Qi Gong class, but it is also used in Pilates.


What is causing this IBS pain in the back – and how to stop it

IBS pain, especially in the lower back (and abdomen) tends to come from:

  • Accumulated tension created by IBS trigger loops and stress, repeatedly winding you up
  • IBS flare-ups that add to the existing tension and alert you to it through pain

If you want to relieve both of these causes, you need to work out what your IBS triggers are – and release them.

Once you are aware of the triggers, and release the patterns that keep them going round and round, you will no longer need pain to indicate an accumulate of tension.

It can take several years to do this work on your own. Especially when you are dealing with a number of other IBS symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, and food intolerance.

If you want to get pain-free faster, why not work with me?

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