A few simple ways to help avoid an achy back

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Oh, my aching back! 90 percent of Americans will experience back pain. Experts say there are several things that you can do daily to avoid back pain.

First, change how you get in and out of the bed. Do stretches in bed before you wake up in the morning. These can include stretches to the lower back, buttocks, and thighs. For a quick slideshow click this article from the Huffington Post: "Back Pain? 5 Stretches to do before getting out of bed"

Sleeping on your stomach or your back can add to back pain. Try sleeping on your side. If you like sleeping on you back, check this article from Inova: "Good sleeping posture helps your back"

Your chair can make a big difference as well. Is the chair too low? Should you move the backrest forward or backwards? Check out this article from Everyday Health: "The perfect chair will help you avoid lower back pain"

For advice including weight loss, proper posture and other everyday ways to avoid back pain, check out this article from WebMD: "11 Ways to avoid back pain"


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