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The best way to prevent injury is by having strong, flexible
muscles and joints that resist strain and injury. The back and neck like
movement. Putting the back in a static position for long periods of time,
such as sitting at a computer screen for hours, increases the risk of
back or neck strain. The best preventive medicine for neck and back strain
is movement. Take frequent breaks away from the computer screen to stretch.
NOTE: We recognize that people will diagnose and treat themselves. We have provided this medical information to make you more knowledgeable about nonsurgical aspects of care, the role of exercise in your long-term recovery, and injury prevention. In some cases exercise may be inappropriate. Remember, if you diagnose or treat yourself, you assume the responsibility for your actions. You should never do any exercise that causes increased pain. You should never do any exercise that places body weight on a weakened or injured limb or back.
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