Relieving and preventing lower back pain through exercise

Lower back pain is common, with an estimated 5.6% of U.S. adults affected on any given day according to one study.

Watertower Pain Consultants, SC, advocates the use of exercise and/or physical therapy as an alternative or supplement to drug therapy for the treatment of chronic lower back pain. It is important to note, however, that any exercise program implemented in the context of pain relief should be developed in consultation with your physician. Done incorrectly, exercise can worsen, rather than relieve, both pain symptoms and their underlying causes.

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