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Lower Back Pain

Today I was doing some straight leg raises and started getting pain (more like a discomfort)when my legs were close to 90 degrees. Has anyone else experienced that?

EDIT: the pain was in the right side of my lower back

try activating your abs when you do the exercise.

I don’t think that’s the problem because I felt them during the exercise.

It’s called neural tension. You are essentially performing a special test called the straight leg raise in rehabilitation to assess for an abnormal neurodynamic or disc herniation

That doesn’t sound very good… What do you think I should do to fix it (don’t tell me to see a doctor because that’s what I’m doing in 2 weeks)?. It only happens when I do raises with totally straight legs (don’t get the pain with the beginner version of the hanging leg raise).