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What exercises help if I have back pain?
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Dr. Robert Levine
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Core Strengthening
For back pain usually a program of strengthening and stretching.
The stretching would include hamstrings. The exercise program varies but would include stabilization exercises and core strengthening.

In brief: Core Strengthening
For back pain usually a program of strengthening and stretching.
The stretching would include hamstrings. The exercise program varies but would include stabilization exercises and core strengthening.
Dr. Robert Levine
Dr. Robert Levine
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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See below
A gentle home exercise program that focuses on core strengthening is going to be your best bet.
A great resource for this can be found at www.therehabzone.com

In brief: See below
A gentle home exercise program that focuses on core strengthening is going to be your best bet.
A great resource for this can be found at www.therehabzone.com
Dr. Craig Morton
Dr. Craig Morton
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
In brief: "Superman" exercises
Back pain should always be checked by your doctor, especially if chronic or if one experiences symptoms down the leg(s).
The superman exercise is ideal for strengthening the back muscles. Lie on your stomach, arms outstretched in front; lift the rt. Arm/shoulder and left leg/hip off the floor for 5 seconds, then repeat on the opposite side, do 12 sets, twice a day. Also, see my health guide.

In brief: "Superman" exercises
Back pain should always be checked by your doctor, especially if chronic or if one experiences symptoms down the leg(s).
The superman exercise is ideal for strengthening the back muscles. Lie on your stomach, arms outstretched in front; lift the rt. Arm/shoulder and left leg/hip off the floor for 5 seconds, then repeat on the opposite side, do 12 sets, twice a day. Also, see my health guide.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: Good question
There are many exercises that focus on the lower back.
Despite their differences, there has never been definitive proof that one form of exercise works better than another. Also, there is evidence that the more physically fit you are the less likely it is that you will have chronic back pain. I cannot give you specific instructions, but a specialist in this area can help you.

In brief: Good question
There are many exercises that focus on the lower back.
Despite their differences, there has never been definitive proof that one form of exercise works better than another. Also, there is evidence that the more physically fit you are the less likely it is that you will have chronic back pain. I cannot give you specific instructions, but a specialist in this area can help you.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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