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How can I sit to help me ease my back pain?

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To help lessen your back pain, sit up straight. It feels better and puts the least amount of stress on your back. And while you’re sitting, arch your back when you feel stiff.

From: Rehab to Ease Back Pain WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Back Pain."

Group Health Cooperative: "Physical Therapy."

Cleveland Clinic: "What Can Physical Therapy Do For Your Back & Neck Pain."

University of Arizona -- Health Sciences: "Treating and Preventing Complex and Common Forms of Back Pain."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Lumbar Spinal Stenosis."

Harvard Health Publications/Harvard Medical School: "Physical therapy as good as surgery and less risky for one type of lower back pain."

American Physical Therapy Association: "Early Guideline-Based Physical Therapy Results in Health Care Savings for Patients With LBP."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on February 20, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Back Pain."

Group Health Cooperative: "Physical Therapy."

Cleveland Clinic: "What Can Physical Therapy Do For Your Back & Neck Pain."

University of Arizona -- Health Sciences: "Treating and Preventing Complex and Common Forms of Back Pain."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Lumbar Spinal Stenosis."

Harvard Health Publications/Harvard Medical School: "Physical therapy as good as surgery and less risky for one type of lower back pain."

American Physical Therapy Association: "Early Guideline-Based Physical Therapy Results in Health Care Savings for Patients With LBP."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on February 20, 2018

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