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Ease That Aching Back

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For the average person living with garden-variety back pain, here are some common sense, easy to use suggestions that can help ease that aching back.

"For those suffering with chronic back pain due to an illness or disease, these items probably won’t apply to your issues, but for others it’s a good reminder that lifestyle choices can have a big effect on your health."

Many of us are pretty sedentary, lots of time spent sitting down. And many of us do it wrong. Sleeping on a mattress that's seen better days, in a position that hurts the back, is less than refreshing.

Exercising too much, or overworking some muscles and neglecting others, can put stress on the back. On the other hand, not exercising at all poses its own problems. Improperly fitting shoes throw us out of proper balance, and even purses that are too big and heavy, can take a toll.


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We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.