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6 of the Easiest Exercises on Your Back

When you have lower back pain, you might want to retreat to bed, but that’s one of the worst things you can do. Instead, try these gentle forms of exercise.

Strengthen This Core Muscle to Help Your Back Pain

The transverse abdominus isn’t a sexy six-pack muscle, but this integral part of your core can help stabilize your spine and reduce or avoid back pain. Here are four ways to strengthen it.

25 Tips for Relieving Holiday Back Pain

Don’t let back pain dampen your holiday spirit. Check out our expert’s tips to make this holiday season the most wonderful time of the year.

10 Back Pain-Relieving Products for Your Holiday Wish List

These are the products back pain experts wish you’d add to your holiday list.

6 Spine-Healthy Habits Remote Workers and Students Should Build

Remote work or school might save you some time and aggravation (no more fighting traffic, hooray!), but if you’re not careful you could be setting yourself up for back pain. Our expert has six tips for a spine-friendly WFH experience.

The 3 Most Dangerous Pitfalls of Winter Sports and How to Avoid Them

The temperature’s dropping and Christmas is around the corner. It’s winter, and that means winter sports. Keep your spine safe on the slopes with our expert’s tips.

Could This Ridiculously Stressful Year Be Causing Your Back Pain?

2020: A global pandemic, a critical election, the brink of war and much more have combined to cause untold amounts of stress, which could be contributing to your back pain. Find out how.

4 Ways Smoking Wrecks Your Back

Smoking is well-known to negatively impact one’s health, but did you know it can cause back pain, too? Here’s how.

Relieve Your Back Pain by Staying Hydrated

Do you drink enough water? Ask your back. If you experience frequent back pain, upping your H2O might help. Here’s why.

What to Do in Group Fitness Classes (When You Have Chronic Back Pain)

Don’t let back pain keep you out of the gym or studio—virtual or otherwise. Here’s our top tips to for group fitness classes when your back always hurts.

Belly Dance Your Back Pain Away

Belly dance can be an effective if unconventional way to help your lower back pain, while getting some exercise and improving your posture. Plus, it’s fun! Read on.

Back Pain from Driving: 9 Tips to Help Your Back on a Road Trip

Back pain from driving can be a real problem on road trips. Follow our tips to save your back when you’re travelling.

Enjoy Your Hobbies Without Back and Neck Pain

Everyone needs hobbies; you can’t just work all day every day. But make sure your hobbies are safe for your spine by following this guide.

15 Ways to Practice Self-Care When You Have Back Pain

Back pain can be emotionally as well as physically taxing. Practice some self-care to help your body AND your mind, and you might just find your back pain easing up as well.

Biking and Back Pain: What You Need to Know

Whether indoors or out, starting a biking regimen can be good for your back—as long as you do some prep.

Workers’ Comp for Back Injuries: 10 FAQs Answered by Experts

Workers’ comp for a back injury can be overwhelming. You have questions, and we’ve got the answers from both medical and legal experts.

No Spa, No Problem: Try Self-Massage at Home

If you’re in dire need of a massage but your state is still locked down (thanks COVID-19!), don’t despair. Check out our experts’ tips for easing those aches in your back muscles.

Summer Shoes Can Lead to Back Pain—Here’s What To Do About It

Your summer footwear choice can lead to low back pain. Here’s why you probably don’t want to choose flip-flops or sandals for back pain—and how to choose the right summer shoes instead.

Swimming for Back Pain: How to Soak up the Benefits

When you find that sweet spot, swimming can offer myriad benefits when it comes to your back pain. Here’s how to discover the happy medium when starting a swimming routine.

Can Running Help Back Pain? An Expert Weighs In

Don’t let back pain stop you from doing what you love. If you love to run, lace em up! Just follow these tips for a back-safe session.

The Best Office Chairs for Back Pain in 2020

In the market for a new office chair that’ll ease your aching back? Check out our choices for the best office chairs for back pain.

6 Tips for Hiking with—and without—Back Pain

If hiking was previously a pastime you loved only to be halted by back pain, or, if you want to start hiking for the first time, you’ll be happy to know that there are things you can do to alleviate back pain during and after a hike.

5 Tips for Using Hot Baths to Relax Your Back

Benefits of a hot bath go beyond soothing stress. Baths can relax the back and help relieve back pain. Get the bubbles!

Smart Ways to Ease Your Pregnancy Back Pain at Home

Although having a baby can be wonderful, back pain during pregnancy can cause misery. Luckily you can find relief right at home with these tips.

Menopause and Back Pain: What's the Link?

Falling estrogen levels in and after menopause can also tank levels of vitamin D, which can be downright painful if you don’t address it. Learn why.

The Scoop on 5 Popular Back Pain Products

Plenty of products claim to provide fast back pain relief. Here’s what experts say about which claims hold up.

Work from Home Advice for People with Back Pain

Back pain is a common occurrence whether you’re working at the office or working from home. The best way to reduce or even avoid back or neck pain is to make a few changes to your workstation.

5 Keys to Gardening with a Bad Back

Don’t give up gardening because of back pain. Cultivate these cultivation habits to spare your back while you’re getting your green thumb on.

Is Chronic Back Pain Stressing You Out? Here’s How to Deal

When back pain comes with stress, anxiety or depression, it can make coping even harder. Learn how to manage both pain and mental health.

5 Dirty Secrets About Back Pain - Revealed

Back pain relief can be hard to find. The best medicine for back pain may not be what you think.

Video Series: Daily Neck Exercises

A few simple neck stretches and neck exercises every day can help prevent neck pain. Learn 3 easy exercises that you should be doing if you want to prevent neck pain. They're also great for neck pain relief for those days when you wake up with neck pain.

Ergonomics: The Human Body and Injury Prevention

Ergonomics is concerned with how our environment interacts with our work. It also looks for ways to decrease the risks of injury and illness.

Introduction to Nutrition

Though your life may be hectic, there are still many great, healthy choices to help you lose weight and improve your health.

Wellness Center

Exercise. Good nutrition. A balanced diet. Getting enough sleep. All of these "wellness" choices help prevent back pain.

Bone and Body Health

If you’re unsure how to translate the wealth of bone nutrition advice to your plate, focus on calcium, vitamin D, and magnesium.

Exercise Facts and Tips

Exercise is not only a great way to keep in shape, but it can also help ease back and neck pain. The right type of exercise can strengthen your body and boost your overall spine health. This article includes facts and tips to enhance your exercise knowledge.

Stretches and Exercises for Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Three stretches, 2 exercises and advice to help ease as sacroiliac joint pain and sacroiliitis symptoms.

Tai Chi: Harnessing the Power of Body and Mind to Combat Back Pain

"In 2009, I had back pain for a long time. I tried many types of therapy, but nothing worked. My friend said, ‘Try tai chi, it is a gentle exercise.’ I refused at first because my back was sore, but eventually I tried it." It helped relieve my back pain.

Pilates Exercise for a Healthy Spine

Pilates is an exercise that focuses on activating the low back and pelvic muscles—the body's powerhouse, or core. Find out how Pilates exercise strengthens these muscles and leads to a healthy spine.

Exercise Center

SpineUniverse Exercise Center explains flexibility training, stretching, weight training, and how exercise and staying active can benefit all age groups.

5 Weight-Loss Goal-Setting Tips from SpineUniverse

Goal-setting is the first step in establishing your personalized weight-loss plan that may help you better manage your back pain and/or sciatica and improve your health.

How Exercise Affects Low Back Pain

How exercise affects low back pain reviews aerobic, strength and resistance training, swimming, cycling, free weights, walking, and others in view of benefits and pain reduction.

Tips for snow Shoveling:How to avoid Back Pain

Snow shoveling is a common cause of back pain. Advice about picking the best type of shovel, snow removal tips and techniques, snowblower use, and what to wear.

Eating Well for Happy, Healthy, Pain-Free Holidays

Expert advice about what and how much to eat and drink to help reduce back pain during holidays meals, celebrations and everyday gatherings.

Protect Your Back While Shopping

These 9 tips can help you prevent back pain from shopping. Bending and twisting, especially when carrying heavy bags can cause spinal injury.

Hatha Yoga for Chronic Lower Back Pain is Evidence-Based

Research supports Hatha yoga as a therapy to help reduce chronic lower back pain. Hatha and other types of yoga poses teach controlled breathing and gentle movements to stretch tight spinal muscles.

Can Exercise Help Prevent Spinal Fracture?

Research study findings help you, with your doctor’s guidance, to plan an exercise program to prevent painful spinal fractures.

Spine Expert’s Exercise Advice to Doctors and Patients

The role of exercise and physical activity throughout life as preventive medicine was emphasized by Stanley A. Herring, MD, at the North American Spine Society annual meeting.

Thanksgiving Fare to Help Ease Your Back Pain

Thanksgiving Day marks the beginning of a joyful holiday season that involves lots of eating and drinking. Here’s how to indulge without overdoing it.

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Balance and Prevent Spinal Fractures

Five balance boosting tips to help you prevent falling. Even a seemingly harmless slip, trip or fall can cause a painful back or muscle sprain, strain or spinal fracture.
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