8 Exercises To Beat Back Pain Did you know that aside from coughs and respiratory infections, back pain is the most common reason for seeing a doctor in the United States? More than 85% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their life and back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Yet surgery is rarely needed to treat back pain. So what’s the answer? Why is it such a problem and, more importantly, how can you prevent it from becoming a problem for you? This article will help answer some of those questions as well as give you some of the best exercises to beat back pain.