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15 Ways to Prevent and Relieve Back Pain

Simple steps from the experts to ease aches and make you feel better fast.

By Sandra Gordon

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Take a break.

Get up from the computer or couch and stretch every 30 minutes. Put your hands on your hips, look up at the ceiling and arch backward. Sitting for long periods without a break compresses your back's disks, which are meant to cushion vertebrae.

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