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How do I fix back pain when doing ab exercises?

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Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Core strengthening

Strengthening the core muscles can help chronic low back pain.
This includes conditioning of the abdominal muscles and the low back muscles as well as the chest and lower extremities in a balanced fashion. Avoid impact exercises (such as long distance running) and try low-impact alternatives such as the elliptical machine or stationary bicycle.

In brief: Core strengthening

Strengthening the core muscles can help chronic low back pain.
This includes conditioning of the abdominal muscles and the low back muscles as well as the chest and lower extremities in a balanced fashion. Avoid impact exercises (such as long distance running) and try low-impact alternatives such as the elliptical machine or stationary bicycle.
Dr. Chintan Sampat
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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Strengthening

Making your abdominal muscles stronger helps because it takes some of the stress off your back muscles.
There are a lot of exercises you can do to strengthen your "core" that will benefit your back. You can check out the ab exercises at this site: http://www.Acefitness.Org/exerciselibrary/defau.

In brief: Strengthening

There are a lot of exercises you can do to strengthen your "core" that will benefit your back. You can check out the ab exercises at this site: http://www.Acefitness.Org/exerciselibrary/defau.
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