A variety of exercises can be performed in an attempt to prevent back injuries, but being active is key to disc health. Exercise is the best method of reducing the negative effects of stress, in addition to improving general health.
Exercises such as walking, swimming and bicycling are good to put off your back pain. Controlling your weight is another important step towards the relieving backache as excess weight greatly increases the stress on soft back tissues.
Neck tension arises from long hours working at the desk or behind the wheel of the car, which can be relieved by certain neck exercises. These include rotating the head clockwise and anti-clockwise allowing the head to drop forward and backward as far as possible. Hot fomentations, sponging or application of radiant heat to the back will be suitable for immediate relief.