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How do I know if I should be treated for mild back pain?

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Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry
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In brief: How bad is it?

I don't know what is causing your back pain, but you have to decide if it is bad enough.
.. Back pain is most commonly caused by posture, and muscle imbalance leading to spasm. Exercise should help promote awareness of your body and your posture, strengthen what you need to strengthen, and stretch what you need to stretch. Yoga is ideal for this. Body awareness will help prevent re-injury, too.

In brief: How bad is it?

I don't know what is causing your back pain, but you have to decide if it is bad enough.
.. Back pain is most commonly caused by posture, and muscle imbalance leading to spasm. Exercise should help promote awareness of your body and your posture, strengthen what you need to strengthen, and stretch what you need to stretch. Yoga is ideal for this. Body awareness will help prevent re-injury, too.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Acupuncture can also be quite effective for back pain.
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