Back pains are one of the most commonly reported pain conditions in America, if you are already experiencing back pain or trying to prevent it there are dozens of additions you can make to your daily routine to protect your back.
While some back injuries cannot be avoided, like an accident or a sickness, there are steps you can take to prevent developing pain in your back. In this video, Dr. Paul Knoepflmacher explains how using exercise, losing weight, practicing good posture and lifting smart are all ways to keep your back strong and healthy.
Exercise helps to build a strong back and engages the muscles, being physically active will also help your posture straight. Sleep plays a huge role in preventing back pains, by sleeping it certain positions and choosing back friendly mattresses can prevent back pain while you fast asleep.
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