- Stretching is one of the most effective ways to relieve back pain. In order for stretching to work — and for you to get the best pain-reducing benefits from your stretching routine — you should stretch every day*.
- Stand and sit up straight.
Avoid heavy lifting. If you do lift something heavy, bend your knees and keep your back straight. This way, your leg muscles will do most of the work.
Get active and eat a balanced diet. Being overweight puts excess strain on your back. Being physically active and eating well can help you stay at a healthy weight.
*Always ask your health care professional before doing any exercise for back pain. Depending on the cause and intensity of your pain, some exercises may not be recommended and could cause further harm.