It can be quite difficult to live a normal life if your back is in pain. Oftentimes, even sitting down can be a chore, much less lifting heavy items or bending to pick up a sock.

Once your initial back pain subsides, try going for a walk. Don’t carry anything and keep your head up. This kind of gentle exercise can reduce back spasms and improve your mood. If the walk doesn’t reduce or eliminate the pain, it will at least take your mind off of it.
Make sure to drink plenty of water to keep your muscles healthy and flexible. The human body is about 70 percent water, and everything, including your muscles and the discs in your spine, needs plenty of water to function properly. Drink plenty of water to keep your muscles healthy, and help those discs keep their shock-absorbing capabilities.
To properly treat back pain and swelling with ice while avoiding damaging sensitive skin, be sure to use care when applying the ice. Avoid applying ice directly to the skin. To create your own ice pack, use ice cubes or chips wrapped in a soft, dampened towel. Apply the ice pack to the injured area for no longer than 15 minutes.
It is unfortunately sometimes recommended to undergo back surgery to ease back pain and suffering. Surgery can be an effective last resort if no other treatment works for your pain. In addition, sometimes surgery is the only option when certain injuries occur and for certain conditions that result in back pain.