- Proper lifting techniques in keeping the back straight while bending the knees to pick up items often help avoid mechanical back problems.
- Keep flexibility and muscle tone by performing stretching exercises. Maintaining one's weight within the recommended limits for one's height will go a long way to maintaining a healthy back as well.
- Walking and yoga have been shown in studies to help back pain.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/24/2015
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