Focusing on strengthening your abdominal muscles and core includes doing a very simple exercise that involves squeezing tightly . . . as if you need to zip up a tight pair of pants. According to Christine Lynders, that use of the transverse abdominus muscle can help with chronic low back pain, posture, strengthening the spine and much more. Learn a few other tips on this show about how physical therapy can be transformative for back pain management and care.