Strengthening exercises for the lower back can help stabilize the lower spine and support the upper body. They may also help alleviate and prevent lower back pain.
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a form of arthritis that typically affects the spine, lower back, and sacroiliac joints.
Pain in the upper back is usually the result of poor posture, muscle overuse, or injury. Treatment may include home remedies, such as rest and gentle exercises, or possibly seeing a physical therapist.