Can stretching help my back?

Yes. Stretching is particularly beneficial for your back. It keeps it mobile and reduces most muscular tension. Aim to stretch every day, so that it becomes a habit like brushing your teeth.

The NHS Choices website has a series of exercise routines to help reduce lower back pain.

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