Back Flexion Definition | Back Pain and Neck Pain Medical Glossary

Back Flexion Definition

Back flexion is a type of stabilization exercise used in back rehabilitation programs that involve bending the spine forward from the waist. If a patient feels better when bending forward, exercises that promote low back flexion (flexion biased) would be helpful.

Movements that utilize back flexion include pulling knees to the chest and posterior pelvic tilts. Williams Flexion is a flexion biased rehabilitation method that has shown to be effective in relieving back pain by strengthening the lower back muscles and ligaments of the back.