Ouch! These Unhealthy Habits Might Be Causing Back Pain

You Don’t Exercise Regularly

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.

A woman practices crossfit at the gym.
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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.