The most common question I hear is, How do I stop this nagging back pain?
In most cases, simple exercise and weight reduction should relieve your pain. With serious back pain or injury, consult a doctor first.
Here are some suggestions to soothe your back:
First of all, walk on a treadmill if you own one, or around your neighborhood or office. Walking is a safe and natural way to build up weakened lower erector muscles. Twenty minutes a day will do. Monitor your breathing while walking.
Next comes the most important part of any exercise program for the back: stretching.
For lower-back pain, try these three stretches: