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Why should I strengthen my muscles if I have back pain?

OK, so you have back pain and are being requested to complete strength training. This seems to be the reverse of everything you have been told which includes when you have an injury to rest, correct? Well this time strength training may benefit you and help prevent injuries from happening in the future. Often times your muscles have become extremely tight and may turn into injury. Strength training will help to keep you muscles and ligaments strong and this will reverse the injury and keep you pain free!

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