How to apply Tape: Low Back

Pain in the low back, or lumbago, can be a very complicated problem. As the body ages, the spine undergoes compensatory changes to adjust with the rest of the body. Some of those changes are for the good, but some of those changes can cause pain and problems in human function.

Low back pain is often aggravated by prolonged sitting or standing as well as activities where we use the body as a lever – like vacuuming. The pain is often the result of mechanical conditions such as disk disease, fractures, or other breakdowns of the spinal structure. Rarely do issues involving inflammation or nerve damage cause low back pain, but research suggests that misalignments of the spine or hips could also contribute to bilateral low back pain.

Pain is generally felt near the top of the pelvis and in the center of the low back on the lower spine and typically stems from a combination of overuse, muscle strain, and injury or damage to the muscles, ligaments, and discs that support the spine.

Use KT Tape to relieve pressure and pain, provide proprioceptive support, and increase circulation to promote the healing process*. Relief is generally felt immediately and allows the body to return to a healthy posture and normal function*.

Application overview

Pain in the low back can be a very complicated problem. Low back pain can be caused by hip misalignments, sitting or standing for long periods of time, overuse, or blunt force trauma. KT Tape helps treat this condition by relieving pressure and providing support for the back.

What you need

2 strips of KT TAPE

Apple before activity

Apply one hour before beginning activity

Clean skin

Clean dirt, oils and lotions from area

Activate adhesive

After application rub tape vigorously to activate adhesive

Body position

how to apply tape to lower back step 1

Lean forward to stretch the lower back.

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80% STRETCH

ANCHOR: Anchor middle of a full strip of tape over the point of pain with 80% stretch.

how to apply tape to lower back step 3

0% STRETCH

FINISH: Lay ends down without stretch.

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80% STRETCH

ANCHOR: Anchor the middle of a second full strip under the first strip with 80% stretch.

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0% STRETCH

FINISH: Apply ends of tape without stretch.

CAUTION: If you have skin sensitivities, cancer, or are pregnant, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use if skin becomes irritated or sore. KT TAPE® is not a replacement for professional medical care. Warranties and remedies limited to product replacement cost. READ ALL CAUTIONS ON ENCLOSED INSTRUCTION SHEET PRIOR TO USE.