Back Pain

Updated 06 July 2015

What can I do to prevent back pain?

In order to prevent back pain, you must take certain practical steps.

In order to prevent back pain, you must:

- Lose weight if you're overweight.
- Get regular exercise, such as walking or swimming.
- Learn to maintain the correct posture.
- Take care when lifting or moving things.
- Choose comfortable chairs and mattresses.


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