Previous Next 1 of 8 Back exercises in 15 minutes a day. Do you want to prevent back pain? Try a few basic exercises to stretch and strengthen your back and supporting muscles. Repeat each exercise a few times, then increase the number of repetitions as the exercise gets easier.
Make an appointment with your doctor if you have back pain that: Follows a fall, blow to your back or other injury; Worsens during rest or at night; Spreads down one or both legs; Also, see your doctor if you start having back pain for the first time after age 50, or if you have a history of cancer, osteoporosis, steroid use, or drug or alcohol.
Adult patients age 18 and over in primary care who have symptoms of low back pain or radiculopathy. The focus is on the acute (pain for up to 7 weeks) and subacute (pain for between 7 and 12 weeks) phases of low back pain. It includes the ongoing management, including indications for spine specialist referral within the first 12 weeks of onset.