Strengthening your core muscles (the muscles that wrap around your lower torso like a corset) is a game changer for long term support of your back and if you want to reduce your back ache you need to learn how to do this safely. It gives you a stronger support system for your back and It helps reduce the risk of further injuries and flare ups.
But what is really important is to find exercises that are not too difficult for you to do.
Strengthening your core is one strategy that will give continued support to the back and in most cases is more important than just stretching.
That’s why I recommend this gentle exercise which is suitable for those with lower back ache, slipped/herniated discs, spinal stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and more.
This exercise is called knee lifts, give it a try and see how long you can hold it for, if under 40 seconds you could benefit from Pilates.