Stand up to back pain

Published On: Apr 08 2013 07:44:52 AM PDT   Updated On: Aug 22 2013 10:27:52 AM PDT

By Melissa Nelson, Pure Matters

If you've never hurt your back, you're one of the lucky few. Four out of five people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Why? Sometimes the spine just isn't getting the support it needs from your back, stomach, and leg muscles.

By doing some basic exercises, you can strengthen these muscles, and help prevent back pain, according to the National Pain Foundation. Just remember to talk with your health care provider before starting any exercise program.

Aim to do these exercises at least two or three times a week. If you ever feel pain while exercising, stop what you're doing and talk with your provider about it.

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