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What do you do when that twinge in your back becomes a debilitating pain? Recline on the couch with a heating pad and wait for it to go away?

For the majority of people who suffer from mid- to low back pain, it is due to a lumbar strain. Over time, the injury will get better and the pain will subside.

You can help send the pain packing sooner by getting up and moving. This is counterintuitive for many people because it is natural to favor an area of injury or pain to prevent exacerbating a problem.

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