How to Manage Back Pain

Most episodes of back pain will improve with some simple measures.


If your back is aching, you are in good company. It’s estimated that up to 80% of adults experience back pain at least once in their lives. While there are many possible reasons your back can give you trouble, most of the time it’s mechanical in nature. It might be a strained muscle from overactivity, an injury, a flare-up of an underlying problem like osteoarthritis, or simply poor posture.

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