Exercise may help prevent low back pain or make it less severe

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Exercise keeps people fit and healthy and feeling their best, but there’s even more reason to work-out if they have back pain. Anyone who’s ever experienced back pain can attest to the extreme pain that it brings, sometimes affecting a person’s quality of life. But, when people exercise, the back pain that they feel could be gone forever, or at a minimum less severe so that it does not impact their lives in such a negative manner.

Key Takeaways:

  • when patients are given information about back pain, and they exercise, their chances of developing low back pain are reduced significantly.
  • exercises such as strengthening, stretching, and aerobics can lower the risk of developing low back pain.
  • exercise is a more effective deterrent to avoid back pain than other tactics such as specially designed mattresses or shoes.

“Compared to people who didn’t exercise, those who did were 33 percent less likely to develop low back pain, the analysis of data from 16 previously published studies found.”

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-fitness-back-pain/exercise-may-help-prevent-low-back-pain-or-make-it-less-severe-idUSKBN1D92KK