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10 Easy Ways to Treat Back Pain

The back is literally the foundation, or control center, of your body.  Holding the upper and lower portions together, it’s is subject to a lot of stress and tension just holding everything together.  Add a sedentary lifestyle, improper bending and lifting techniques, inadequate sleep, poor hydration, and injuries to the mix and you can end up with serious, life-debilitating back pain.

However, you can do a few easy things at home to ease the pain and prevent further damage. Here are ten easy ways to treat back pain…

1. Take breaks from work

Sitting on you duff for 8 or more hours a day and staring at a computer is not good for your back health. That’s why frequent breaks are important to get up, stretch and walk around to get your circulation flowing.

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