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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 counterintuitive; exercise to ease back pain? But a growing body of research supports the idea that getting up and moving when your back is 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. Try these 14 moves to beat back pain.

By Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie. Published November on 6, 2012. Updated on December 16, 2015. Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie is a health and fitness writer in Syracuse, NY and author of the book Tone Every Inch (Rodale, 2012).