In today’s world, lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide (Global Burden of Disease 2010). It’s also one of the most common reasons for missed work.  In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. Experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives. Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs.

But most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer. What does this mean for back pain sufferers? Well, key targeted exercises can provide a lot of relief, for starters. By strengthening your core and stretching regularly, back pain can be relieved and prevented in many cases.

Are you ready to get on the road to recovery? Aligned Modern Health recently released this comprehensive guide on exercises to relieve back pain. Start by helping your body out today. Strength can relieve pain!