Regular exercise helps alleviate stress on the spine. Walking, swimming, and stationary bikes are highly recommended. Swimming is especially helpful because it takes pressure off the spine.
Apply a cold compress for up two twenty minutes several times a day for acute back pain. After a few days, start adding heat afterwards to help with circulation and any lingering aches.
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