Ouch! These Unhealthy Habits Might Be Causing Back Pain

You Don’t Exercise Regularly

A woman practices crossfit at the gym.
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Although many people do not want to exercise with back pain, research shows that it can help. Exercise releases pain-relieving endorphins and stretches tense muscles.

In 2004, scientists examined several studies on exercise and back pain. In most studies, exercise soothed back pain by 10% to 50%. Regular exercise might also prevent back pain.