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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.

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.

Exercise Can Benefit Osteoporosis

The good news is that osteoporosis responds very favorably to activity and exercise.

Building Core Strength to Reduce Back Pain

Reduce your back pain: Find out why developing strong abdominal muscles is key to helping you maintain a healthy spine and learn how it can lead to less back pain.

Yoga Poses for Back Pain

Yoga may help you reduce your back and neck pain and relieve stress. It's a popular and safe form of exercise for many people who want to improve their spine health.

Yoga May Help Patients With Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain

Yoga is commonly used to help treat low back pain, but do studies show that it works?

Pilates Workouts for a Healthy Spine

Pilates is a strengthening exercise that just about anyone can do. Find out how Pilates can help promote a healthy lifestyle, and learn some exercises that can keep you in shape.

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.

Easing Back and Neck Pain While Breastfeeding

How can nursing mothers help reduce neck and back pain? Dr. Joshua Ammerman answers our questions and shares his thoughts how to keep the spine flexible and strong while breastfeeding.

Getting Your Golf Game Back After Spine Surgery

As you begin golfing again, don’t just focus on your stroke—listen to your body. The main red flag to watch out for when golfing after spine surgery is.....

What You Should Know About Exercising After Spine Surgery

Guidelines for safely exercising and resuming physical activity after neck or back surgery provided by an orthopaedic spine surgeon.

Stretches and Exercises for Sacroiliac Joint Pain

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

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.

CrossFit® Training: What You Need to Know

CrossFit is a training program that aims to enhance strength and aerobic conditioning. It brings together all types of people to improve physical well-being and cardiovascular fitness.

Physical Activity and Exercise for a Healthier Spine

In this article, you'll learn how physical activity can lead to a healthier spine and reduce your chance of having an injury.

Yoga Breathing and Meditation Techniques for Back Pain

Yoga is so much more than just stretching. It also incorporates breathing exercises and meditation. Discover how certain breathing exercises and meditation techniques can help reduce and prevent back pain.

4 Tips to Help Reduce Back Pain During Pregnancy

Yoga instructor shares 4 important ways she personally found to help alleviate back pain during pregnancy.

Video Series: Exercises to Keep a Healthy Back

Try these 5 exercises and stretches to help relieve back pain and improve spinal muscle strength and flexibility.

Exercise Center

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

Aging and Exercise: What You Need to Know to Stay Fit

Is it possible to prevent back pain with age? By staying healthy and active, you just might be able to. But most older adults don't get enough exercise. Find out how aging affects your body and learn how exercise can help.

5 Ways Athletes May Avoid Spine Injury

Excessive spinal strain is a common occurrence in athletes and can lead to episodes of back pain, sometimes severe.

Weight Lifting and Back Pain

Many people with back pain benefit by incorporating weight lifting, push ups, and chest flies into their regular exercise program.

Physical Activity: Health Benefits vs Fitness Benefits

Physical activity and exercise are important to the health of your spine. This article explains the subtle difference between physical activity and exercise.

How to Keep a Healthy Back: Hamstring Stretch Exercise Video

If you want to keep your back healthy, you should do hamstring stretches every day. Watch this video to learn how and why it’s important to back pain prevention.

7 Tips for Exercising When You Have Chronic Pain

A pain medicine expert provides 7 tips to help you exercise with pain. Cynthia, who suffered a ballet injury, tells her story of how she got back on her feet per se.

How to Prevent Golf Injuries

What's the best way to prevent a golf injury? Prevention. This article shows you how to protect your back from injuries.

Pilates: Strengthen Your Body Without Pain

Pilates is a form of exercise combining mental and physical concentration. It focuses on the core area of the body (hips, abs, low back, and buttocks) and incorporates concentration, control, centering, and breathing as basic principles.

Functional Kettlebell Training for the Spine

Learn about kettlebell exercises from a spine expert; this resistance training can help strengthen your core and possibly help you prevent back pain.

Build Muscle to Lose Fat

In the battle of the bulge, there is a way to slim down while exercising in a manner that most people consider bulking up. You can build muscle to burn fat!

4 Steps to Reducing Back Pain

Keeping your spine healthy involves understanding the spine and body mechanics, as well as incorporating regular exercise and healthy, nutritious meals into your daily routine.

Making a Strong Case for Building Muscle

When you build more muscle, you increase your metabolic rate, reduce the effects of age related changes on the body, and burn fat more easily.

The Most Important Factors in Strength Training

The benefits from strength training may be enhanced by incorporating the SuperSlow Protocol into your routine.

Top 5 Tips for a Healthier Spine

Are you doing enough to keep your spine healthy? Get the top 5 tips for how to have a healthy back.

Add Muscle to Your Game ... and Your Life

Whether you are an athlete or an office worker, building muscle improves your physique, your overall fitness, helps you lose fat and feel great about yourself.

A Summary of Shoe Fit Based on Shape and Function

A chart showing what to look for when buying a shoe to suit your individual shape of foot and style of running.

No More Excuses

Become proactive in your decision to succeed at a healthy lifestyle, including eating right and a proper exercise program.

Exercise Therapy to Strengthen the Spine

You may not be able to avoid back pain, however spinal strengthening could help prevent occurrences.

Golf After Spinal Surgery: Part 2 of 2

Recovering from spine surgery takes some time. Your doctor will let you know when you're able to do your normal activities, such as playing golf. Find out tips on how to stay safe and keep a healthy spine when you're ready to return to golf.

Golf After Spine Surgery: Part 1 of 2

Returning to your normal activities after spine surgery will take some time. This article shows you how quickly you can return to playing golf as well as some useful tips to take with you the next time you tee off.

Staying Active at Any Age

You already know that exercise is an important part of your day. But how do you stay active as you age? And what types of exercises should you be doing as you get older? This article shows you how to stay fit as you age.

Extending to a Healthier Spine

Extension exercises are especially effective when combined with other treatment and exercise methods. Though not appropriate for all causes of back pain, this is a successful back pain treatment and prevention method for many people.

Strengthening Benefits More than Just the Spine's Muscles!

Other spinal components work with the muscles to execute static and active movement.

Strengthen Your Spine for a Healthier Back

Strength is the key to physical freedom to function the way we want every day. Although the muscles are important to a healthy and functional spine, other spinal components work with muscles to execute static and active movement.

Exercise Helps Your Back at Any Age

Before starting any new exercise program, talk to your doctor about the types of activities you are interested in doing.

7 Exercise Tips to Help You Spring Back Into Shape

Now is a great time to get into shape. This article provides 7 ways to become healthier, including tips on drinking enough water, exercise, and how to make healthy meal choices.

Physical Activity: 30 Minutes a Day

You don't have to train for a triathlon to be physically fit. Just by turning off the TV or computer and going for a 30-minute brisk walk or playing 15 to 20 minutes of an intense basketball game regularly is very beneficial to your health.

How to Keep a Healthy Back: Lower Trunk Rotation Exercise Video

Learn how to increase the flexibility and mobility of your low back (lumbar spine) and hips by watching the instructions in this brief video.

Back Extensions

Back extensions are common in some types of exercise, such as yoga and Pilates. But did you know that back extensions can help reduce back pain? They work by strengthening abs and back muscles. Article shows you 3 back extensions you can do right now.

How to Keep a Healthy Back: Pelvic Tilt Exercise Video

To keep your back healthy and strong, you should do the pelvic tilt exercise every day.  Watch how to do a pelvic tilt in this short video, and then get going on your back pain prevention plan.

Back Pain and Sports

Back pain accounts for approximately 7% of injuries in sports. Learn about factors that predispose the athlete to back injuries and acute back pain.

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.

Strength Training for Kids

Strength training for kids is different than strength training for adults. Find out about the importance of strengthening exercises for children, and get tips on how to incorporate strength training into your child's exercise program.

Strength Training Safety for Kids

With good technique and proper supervision, children can safely participate in strength training programs. Learn how your child can add strengthening exercises into his or her exercise program.

Lift Weights to Prevent Back Pain

A new study suggests strengthening your sore muscles is a better way to relieve back pain than rest. This article describes new research findings that show weight training as an effective means of reducing-- even eliminating-- back pain.

Flexibility Training Tips

You shouldn’t neglect flexibility training. Along with cardiovascular work and strength training, maintaining flexibility is crucial to taking care of your body. Get tips on incorporating flexibility into your daily life (and it’ll help prevent back pain).

Neck Pain Prevention: Side-to-Side Head Rotation Exercise

Doing the side-to-side head rotation exercise every day can help you prevent neck pain. In this video, you’ll learn how it increases mobility in your cervical spine.

Neck Pain Prevention: Side Bending Exercise Video

As you try to prevent neck pain, it’s a good idea to do the side bending stretch every day. Watch this video to learn how to do it and how it helps you avoid neck pain.

How to Keep a Healthy Back: Bridge Exercise Video

Video shows you how to do a bridge exercise for your low back.

How to Keep a Healthy Back: Knee to Chest Exercise Video

Doing knee to chest exercises every day can help you keep your back healthy. Make this stretch part of your daily routine, and you can keep your spine strong. This exercise may help prevent back pain.

Neck Pain Prevention: Chin Tuck Exercise Video

You should do chin tucks every day if you want to prevent neck pain. They’re a quick exercise you can do sitting at your desk or at the kitchen table. See how to do chin tucks in this exercise video.
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