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I don't want to develop low back pain? What's my best bet?

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Dr. Robert Wallach
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Healthy lifestyle

Stay active. No high heels.
No tobacco - tobacco is associated with higher risk for pain and also prevents injuries from healing. Avoid being overweight. Avoid prolonged sitting. Healthy diet. Exercise...Doesn't have to be intense to be effective. Emotional health - psychological problems can contribute to pain.

In brief: Healthy lifestyle

Stay active. No high heels.
No tobacco - tobacco is associated with higher risk for pain and also prevents injuries from healing. Avoid being overweight. Avoid prolonged sitting. Healthy diet. Exercise...Doesn't have to be intense to be effective. Emotional health - psychological problems can contribute to pain.
Dr. Robert Wallach
Dr. Robert Wallach
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Dr. Peter Zimmerman
Pain Management

In brief: Core strengthening

Stay in shape, especially your abdomen and the muscles of your low back.
Do not focus on crunches exclusively - movements with a rotational component are also important. Learn to lift from your knees. Despite all of that, some things happen that are outside of your control.

In brief: Core strengthening

Stay in shape, especially your abdomen and the muscles of your low back.
Do not focus on crunches exclusively - movements with a rotational component are also important. Learn to lift from your knees. Despite all of that, some things happen that are outside of your control.
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
Dr. Peter Zimmerman
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