General tips for back pain sufferers
Keep mobile: Unless your back is acutely painful, try to keep mobile. It is much easier to get back to work if you haven't been completely bedridden for weeks. Little and often rests (preferably lying down) interspersed with gentle walking, or if possible, swimming is a good combination for encouraging speedy recovery.
Use painkillers wisley: They can help break the pain-cycle and prevent chronic pain patterns setting in. You can use a combination of painkillers and anti-inflammatories to help you keep mobile.
Take little walks: Depending on your level of pain, walk around the bedroom, or up and down the garden, or around the block. Try to do this 2 or 3 times a day, building up gradually.
The Back Relaxer
Lie on the floor with a small pillow under your head; bend your knees so that your feet are flat on the floor. Feet slightly apart and knees together, as shown here.
Lie like this for about fifteen to twenty minutes. This allows the muscles to rest and will ease low back and neck pain.