We modern adults have many things in common: our love for beautiful sunsets, a weird uncle, and our unending search for better wifi signal, to name a few. Another thing we have in common—lower back pain. Eight out of 10 adults will experience back pain at some point. It's as they say, the common struggle that bonds us as a peoples.

Lower back pain is caused by our favorite pastime: sitting. Sitting for a while puts incredible pressure on your lower back. And since our fancy designer chairs now come with lumbar support, our back support muscles are left purposeless and go into an existential crisis. When we eventually stand up to pick something up, your back muscles are, but a feeble collection of fibers strained to its limit to keep us from folding over like an overcooked noodle.

The following stretches are pretty great at easing back pain or helping prevent it. Doing these every day got rid of my back pain, though granted, my plight wasn't chronic. However, these do work if you're harboring a little resentment on your lower back, I recommend you add this as part of your daily bodily care. Remember, your back muscles need attention. A relationship can't survive on neglect.

5 tension-releasing lower back stretches to do on your chair

Bow and twist

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Torso rotations

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Elbow to knees

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Torso circles

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Torso lateral stretch

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