Preventing Back Pain

There is much that a person can do to maintain a healthy back and prevent back pain. Preventative measures are especially important if back pain has already been experienced:

  • Learn proper body mechanics, particularly if an occupation involves repetitive bending, lifting, and twisting.
  • Exercise regularly to keep back muscles strong and flexible.
  • Maintain good posture.
  • Avoid standing or sitting in one place for long periods of time.
  • Maintain weight within an ideal range for body size.
  • Eat a healthy diet.

Publication Review By: Eric M. Schreier, D.O., F.A.A.P.M.R.,Stanley J. Swierzewski, III, M.D.

Published: 01 Jan 2000

Last Modified: 17 May 2011