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Prevent Back Pain

The best way to prevent back pain is to keep your back muscles strong.
It’s much easier to prevent a back injury than to live with back pain.
Protect your back. Start by sitting and standing up straight.
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Start Today: Small Steps
  • Sit up straight with your back against the chair and your feet flat on the floor.
  • Try these back strengthening and stretching exercises.
  • If you drive long distances, put a pillow or rolled-up towel behind the small of your back.

Learn how to get active and watch your weight to help prevent back pain. Find out how you can lower your risk of osteoporosis.

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