Back Pain Relief Blog Posts

Exercise for Better Back Health

Woman performing the bridge pose during a yoga class.
There is a wide range of back problems—from simple to chronic—and the one thing almost all of them have in common is that part of the long-term treatment involves exercise and fitness. A good exercise routine is key to reducing your chances of recurring pain.

9 Quick Back Pain Tips for Airplane Rides

Back pain tips for airplane rides
Are you concerned about back pain flaring up on your upcoming flight? These 9 tips will help you alleviate back pain for a smoother trip.

11 Tips to Improve Your Bone Health

Illustration of a vertebral compression fracture
Protect your spine against osteoporosis and compression fractures by keeping your bones strong with these simple, practical tips.

Is Poor Posture Causing Your Back Pain?

Upper back highlighting the spine
Learn about common poor postures that contribute to back pain and effective tips to correct them.

Understanding Lower Back Anatomy

Lumbar Spine Anatomy Video
Understanding the anatomy of your lower spine will help you communicate more effectively with your back care providers.

First Aid for Intense Pain from a Pulled Lower Back Muscle

Muscle Strain
Learn about proven treatments that you can employ at home to reduce the pain from your pulled lower back muscle and also promote healing in the process.

5 Little-Known Tips for Lumbar Herniated Disc Pain Relief

Lumbar Herniated Disc
Learn 5 of the lesser-known approaches available for addressing pain caused by a lumbar herniated disc.

7 Tips to Protect Your Lower Back

Hamstring Stretch
Your lower back has a unique anatomy made up of different types of tissues, including bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels. Here are 7 commonly overlooked tips that can help protect and stabilize your lower back.

The Best Sleeping Position for Your Back Pain

Woman asleep on her stomach
Certain sleep positions can help relieve your achy back. Depending on your regular sleep position, here are helpful tips to adjust your mid and/or lower back for more pain-free, restful sleep.

Getting the Right Massage for Low Back Pain

Masseuse working on the lower back of a person in a massage chair.
A massage can provide soothing, healing, and rejuvenating benefits when you have lower back pain. Learn more about the specific muscles to focus on—your quadratus lumborum and your gluteus medius for the best results.