1. Try to keep moving
-Gentle stretches should be done before active exercises.
-Avoid sitting, lying, or standing for long periods of time.
-Avoid heavy lifting or prolong repetitive activities.
2. Heat stiff and achy muscles
-Heat is preferred for low back pain. Heat can help increased blood to injured tissues and help relax taut/stiff muscle fibers.
3. Sleep posture
-Sleeping on your back with a pillow under your knees can help relax muscles of the back and reduce tenderness. If sleeping on your back hurts, try lying on your side with a pillow between your knees.
If pain and limitations persist more then 48 hours, make an appointment with a chiropractor or back pain specialist.