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The Back-safe Guide to Kettlebells

Kettlebells: These portable powerhouses might be just what you need to strengthen your back muscles and help prevent back pain.

How to Train for a Race or Triathlon with Back Pain

Find out how to avoid back pain and even when to call it quits when you’re training for a race or triathlon.

Back Pain Is the Most Common Golfing Injury: Here’s What to Do About It

Is golf bad for your back? Not as much as you’d think, with the help of these tips from a neurosurgeon.

The Best Exercises for a Pinched Nerve in the Neck or Lower Back

Speed up your recovery from a pinched nerve in the neck or lower back with these exercises, say our physician experts.

5 Tennis Tips (For When You Have Back Pain)

For many, regular tennis matches don’t have to end “love all” because of back discomfort.

How to Fix Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Addressing anterior pelvic tilt (APT), a common form of poor posture, can lead to less back pain.

What Are the Best Cardio Machines for Back Pain?

Whether you’re at home or at the gym, a cardio machine can be a great form of treatment for most sore backs.

Machines vs. Free Weights: What’s Best for Back Pain?

Stay active when you have back pain. Find out if machines or free weights are better for back pain…and why.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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