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10 Simple Exercises to Avoid Back Pain

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.

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  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);
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