Do foam rollers help back pain? Foam rolling exercises make a fantastic addition to your self-healing repertoire. This self-myofascial release technique can safely and effectively relieve tension, tightness, and pain in your back.
Why shouldn’t you use a foam roller on your lower back? A foam roller is a way to release muscle tension in the lower back; however, it’s important to avoid putting too much pressure directly on your lower back muscles. If you’re experiencing low back pain, the cause may be from tight muscles or muscle knots in another part of your body.
Can foam rolling make your back worse? To make matters worse, foam rolling your lower back can mess with your mobility, and cause pain by mashing up your fascia, explains WundaBar founder Amy Jordan, adding that in certain cases it can exacerbate sciatica by overarching your lower back.
How do you get rid of back pain with a roller?