Many people are surprised to learn that carefully selected exercise can actually reduce back pain. Some exercises can even provide quick and significant pain relief and speed recovery. Once your pain lessens or disappears, exercise can restore back movement and muscle strength to help protect against future pain.

The best way to prevent injury and spine related pain is by improving posture and having strong, flexible muscles and joints that resist strain and injury. With many cases of neck and back pain, certain exercises can help relieve episodes of pain. The back and neck generally respond well to movement and exercise. Always stretch slowly and progress at your own pace, never do any exercise that causes increased pain.

The following links demonstrate and explain simple exercises recommended to help prevent and relieve low back pain.

IMPORTANT: Exercise – like any therapy – is not without its risks. These, or any other exercise programs, may result in pain or injury. To reduce your risk of injury, consult your chiropractor, medical doctor, or physical therapist before beginning any exercise program. The advice shown is not intended as a substitute for a medical consultation, Stuart A. Firsten, DC and disclaim any liability from and in connection with these exercises. As with any exercise program, if at any point during your routine you begin to feel faint, dizzy, or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately and consult a physician.