back pain

This is Why Pain Meds Aren't Helping Your Back Pain

If over-the-counter painkillers don’t seem to help that nagging ache in your back, you’re not alone. New research suggests that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen provide little relief for back pain sufferers—and have the potential to cause serious side effects, as well. Researchers from Australia’s George Institute …

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5 Moves to Prevent Back Pain

Back pain is super common, especially as our lifestyles are becoming increasingly sedentary. Do not despair! There are ways to prevent and even lessen the effects of back pain. Watch this video to learn five exercises that you can add into your daily routine to strengthen your core and keep …

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Move of the Week: Swan Dive

If you're tired of planks and crunches, you need to try the swan dive. It works your abs in a prone position, which is an awesome way to target your back, as well as your entire core. Here, Kristin McGee, Health’s contributing fitness editor, guides you through the move. RELATED: …

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