Avoid Future Pain

Regular exercise is the best way to avoid future lower back pain. Strengthening the muscles in your back, hips and legs and your core abdominal muscles can help. Aim to do some anaerobic training (core muscle strengthening) as often as possible, But, ask your doctor before starting any strenuous exercise. (2:11)

Lifting objects correctly, will help to prevent possible back injuries. The knee should be bent enough that the arms are level with the object lifted. The legs, not the back, should be used to lift. Heavy objects should rather be carried close to the body. (5:10)

Adjust your office chair. Sit with your back straight and your feet flat on a footrest. Avoid sitting for long periods, and take regular breaks to stretch your back muscles. (5:9)