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P Exercise and being physically active help strengthen the muscles of your spine, radically reducing back pain. Here are some exercise routines that can specifically target back pain:
6 4.7 out of 5 stars 17 Exercise can provide relief for lower back pain and be a preventive measure too.
Sweepstakes Specialty Orthopedics Herniated or ruptured discs can occur when the intervertebral discs become compressed and bulge outward (herniation) or rupture, causing low back pain.
This myth of “mechanical” failure of the low back has many unfortunate consequences, such as unnecessary fusion surgeries — a common and routinely ineffective procedure — and low back pain that lasts for years instead of months or weeks. The seriousness of chronic low back pain is often emphasized in terms of the hair-raising economic costs of work absenteeism, but it may well be far worse than that — a recent Swedish study shows that it probably even shortens people lives.8 The stakes are high. “Tragedy” is not hyperbole.
Health Technology video Our policies Clinical Trials & Research Topical pain relievers. These are creams, salves or ointments you rub into your skin at the site of your pain.