has been prescribed walking & exercising. She takes,aleve & a muscle relaxer for the pain when she has problems with her back. Numerous exercise classes are offered where she lives that would strengthen her abdominals and other muscles and possibly help to eliminate the occurrences of back problems. My mother has never been a physically active person & I can't make her understand that just because she didn't have to exercise in the past she needs to consistently now if she is going to live without back pain. Other than this problem with her back her only other health,issues are that she takes medication for blood pressure& acid reflux. How do I make her understand that if she going to beat this back problem she needs to make exercise a priority for the rest of her life? I am not trying to train my mother for a marathon. I only want her to do what it takes to have as much quality of life as possible for as long as she is living. She is able to play bridge & even volunteers at our local hospital once a week but when her back acts up she wants to do nothing. Do you have any advice for me.