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Health Tip: Help Prevent Back Pain

Health Tip: Help Prevent Back Pain

05/02/12

(HealthDay News) -- Few people go through their entire lives without back pain, which can range from mild to severe. But there are steps you can take to help prevent it.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these activities that can help prevent back pain:

  • Practice a regular exercise regimen that combines aerobic exercises with those that help strengthen the abdominal and back muscles.
  • Get rid of excess weight, which can strain your back.
  • Don't smoke.
  • Practice good posture when you sit, stand and lift.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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