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Advanced Back Exercises - Prevention and Management of Back Pain

After the basic exercises to stabilize posture and reeducate movement comes advanced levels of work, such as dynamic stabilization on the fit ball. This page offers ab and back exercise options for those who are doing well, and are preventing and managing their back pain with exercise.

Core Strength
About's Exercise editor, Paige Waehner talks about core strength exercise for posture and back pain.

The Pilates Hundred
If you go to a Pilates class or session, the first exercise you will probably learn is the Hundred. The Hundred is one of the easiest Pilates exercises to modify for back and neck pain. For back pain bring your knees in to your chest or keep the legs high. For neck pain, keep your head down on the mat. You can also support your neck by putting a rolled towel under it.

Pilates Exercise - The Single Leg Reach
The Pilates exercise Single Leg Reach is easy to modify for back and neck pain. For back pain bring your knees in to your chest or keep the legs high. For neck pain, keep your head down on the mat. You can also support your neck by putting a rolled towel under it. About's Pilates guide, Marguerite Ogle explains how to do the Single Leg Reach.

Core Strength Exercises on the Fit Ball - Dynamic Stabilization
For advanced exerciser, core fitness and stabilization is still necessary, to continue to prevent back pain. Core strength also is a good way to manage a past injury. About's Exercise editor, Paige Waehner, offers some great exercises on the ball, to challenge not only your abs and back muscles, but your balance and coordination, as well. This type of work is called dynamic stabilization.

Ten Most Effective Ab Exercises
Visit any doctor or other licensed health professional for back pain, and you will hear that strengthening your abdominal muscles is the key to preventing, reducing and even eliminating it. About's Exercise editor, Paige Waehner describes the 10 Most Effective Ab Exercises.

Abs FAQs
Let About's Exercise editor Paige Waehner guide you in 'getting those abs'! She will answer your burning questions about exercising your abdominal muscles.

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