A sedentary lifestyle is a known factor in exacerbating back pain. In turn, back pain can make you less likely to want to pursue exercise. This Catch-22 seems self reinforcing, but can be combated by a simple exercise regiment. Stretches that target specific areas of the body, and exercise that engages the parts in coordination with the core, can make noticeable improvements. Another great workout is to use an elliptical check out these cross trainers for the home.