Myth #1: Exercise can hurt your back.
Myth #2: The best thing for a sore back is bed rest.
Myth #3: Always sit up straight.
Myth #4: Don't lift heavy objects.
Myth #5: Pain is caused by injury.
Myth: Spine surgeons always recommend surgery.
Myth #6: If I'm referred to a specialist, I'll end up having surgery.
Fact: Your doctor may want you to see an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon, but that doesn't mean you will need an operation. Most back problems can be treated without surgery.