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Exercise Works Best for Lower Back Pain

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  • People who exercised had a 25 to 40 percent lower risk of having another back-pain episode than those who did no exercise
  • Motor control exercise led to reductions in pain and disability and improvements in perceived quality of life among people with back pain
  • The type of exercise seems to be less important than the mere act of staying active, as virtually all forms of exercise seem to help most back pain

By Dr. Mercola

Eighty percent of people will experience back pain at some point during their lives. It's one of the most common health challenges, yet many people fail to find lasting relief, even after seeking medical help.

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