How is mechanical back pain prevented?

Updated: Aug 27, 2020
  • Author: Debra G Perina, MD; Chief Editor: Trevor John Mills, MD, MPH  more...
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Back muscle strengthening exercises have value in preventing future episodes of low back strain. [39]

Weight loss in overweight patients results in less strain on back muscles.

Practicing proper lifting techniques results in less back strain.

General overall improvement of physical conditioning can decrease low back pain exacerbations. [40]

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