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14 Moves to Beat Back Pain

Exercises to Ease Your Aches

Exercises to Ease Your Aches

At first, it may seem counter-intuitive; exercise to ease back pain? But a growing body of research supports the idea that getting up and moving when your back’s aching may bring faster, longer-lasting relief than staying confined to your bed and popping pain relievers.

The key to easing back pain with exercise is knowing which moves you can trust to help — without adding any further hurt. Here are 14 moves to beat back pain. 

By Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie. Published November 6, 2012. Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie is a health and fitness writer in Syracuse, NY and author of the book Tone Every Inch (Rodale, 2012).