Back Pain

If you have back pain or neck pain, you have a lot of company. About 8 in 10 people experience back pain at some point in their lives. Back or neck pain often goes away in time—60% of back pain is gone within a week and 95% within 12 weeks.

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This Is Why Pain Meds Aren’t Helping Your Back Pain

A new study found that NSAIDs only worked for one in six people. Here's what you can do instead.
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You Can't Blame the Weather for Your Aches and Pains, Says New Research

Two studies on back pain and arthritis-related knee pain have found no link between symptoms and outside temperature, air pressure, humidity, or precipitation. That means that contrary to popular belief, rainy days are not the cause of your back or knee pain.
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How To Use a Foam Roller To Roll Out Your Back

Lauren Williams shows us how to relieve pain and tension in our back muscles using a foam roller. Simply lie down on the foam roller centered in the middle of your back, lift your hips slightly off the ground, and roll towards your upper back, and then roll towards your lower back. This stretch opens up the chest and back muscles for instant relief. Watch the video to see how!
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Prevent Back Pain With This Hollow Hold Leg Lift Move

In this video, you’ll learn how to do a Hollow Hold Leg Lift with fitness expert Lauren Williams. Start by lying on the ground with a rolled-up towel under your lower back, then alternate leg lifts to activate your core muscles.
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More on Back Pain

4 Steps to a Stronger Back

Do these exercises, from physical therapist Renee Garrison, for five minutes a day to get strong and ward off lower back pain.
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4 Surprising Cures for Back Pain

There are tons of treatments aimed at alleviating back pain. According to the latest research, these are the methods that really work.
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Move of the Week: Swan Dive

Working your abs in a prone position is an awesome way to target your back at the same time.