There are two basic elements to preventing back pain.

Essentially, you need to:

Strengthen your back. Most people with chronic (or long term) back pain have weak, dysfunctional muscles. Their spine is physically weak. Unfortunately, conventional exercise programmes tend to focus on strength training, without paying any attention to the spine itself. As a result, it is all too easy to pull and strain your muscles, and then give up.The point that is often overlooked is that flexibility comes before strength. You need to decompress your spine (using the Backrack™), increase your flexibility, and then strengthen your back. To find out how to do this, visit our page on our back product exercises.

Adopt the right posture.The effects of bad posture are not immediately apparent. It may take a number of years (or even decades) for pain, stiffness and other symptoms to develop. Nevertheless, the symptoms can be severe.Taking the time to improve your posture should help. It will lower the amount of force on your back, position your spine to resist injury, and improve your overall health. To find out how to do this, visit our page about posture.