Nearly 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life. For some, an activity such as picking up a heavy box triggers it. For others, back pain seems to occur for no reason at all. Either way, it can be incapacitating, leaving a person desperate for relief.
"The best defense against back pain is to exercise regularly—including a good core exercise program—and to maintain a healthy weight," says A. Michael Henrie, DO, a sports medicine physician at University of Utah Health. Download this checklist to learn other ways to protect yourself and avoid common culprits that may be causing you pain.