10 Simple Exercises to Avoid Back Pain
Make Time to Move

Make Time to Move

You may not always feel like taking the time to exercise, but it’s been proved to help prevent back pain. If you do just 15 minutes of back exercises three times a week, you’ll go a long way toward strengthening your back, neck, and shoulder muscles. You’ll also be more flexible and less likely to injure your back. The exercises in the following slides are intended specifically to prevent back pain. You should talk with your doctor before you start any new exercise routine.

Was this helpful? (968)

Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

© 2018 Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

View Sources

Medical References

  1. “Low Back Pain Exercise Guide.” Your Orthopaedic Connection, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, July 2007; accessed June 10, 2009. (http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00302);
  2. “Back Exercises.” U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, March 2008; accessed June 10, 2009. (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/backexercises/htm/index.htm);

You Might Also Like


11 Ways to Relieve Pain with Psoriatic Arthritis

Medicines, steroid injections, physical therapy, massage or gentle exercise may help.
Myth #7: If I stay on the couch, I'll be fine.

10 Don'ts for Rheumatoid Arthritis

When facing the symptoms of RA, avoid these common pitfalls that can set your treatment back.

Share via Email


8 Tips for Choosing an Orthopedic Surgeon


8 Foods That Relieve Joint Pain
8 Foods That Relieve Joint Pain

Up Next

8 Foods That Relieve Joint Pain