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Avoiding Pain in the Future

By learning to care for your back, you may avoid any future pain. The following are key components in preventing back and neck pain:

  • Posture -- While sitting, make sure your lower back is supported. And make sure your mattress is comfortable and supportive.
  • Lifting techniques -- When lifting anything, make sure you bend at your knees and not at your waist.
  • Stretching -- Stretching your back throughout the day can help increase flexibility and strengthen your back.
  • Exercise -- Daily exercise will help keep your back muscles strong and protect them from injury.