Back pain? Exercise may be the best medicine

Turns out once again that exercise may be the best medicine.  A popular new storyout this morning from NPR points out that while very common, surgeries for back pain may be ineffective for many people.  For others, they can make the pain even worse.

With 1 in 4 American adults claiming they have dealt with lower back pain, this is an important story. While surgery may be necessary for certain particular conditions, exercise can really be the best way to overcome pain. So why not give it a try?

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