SOME LIKE IT HOT: Many of us also prefer warmth. While doctors say that warmth may increase inflammation, it can relax muscles, easing pain. If warmth works for you, then go for it. But as with cold, remember to give your skin a rest every 20 minutes.
KEEP MOVING: Not only can stretching help, but other types of activities such as walking, making the bed, or riding a bicycle can help keep your back loose. Just don’t overdo it. Remember this simple rule: If it hurts, stop.
EXERCISE YOUR MOST IMPORTANT “MUSCLE”: By that we mean to use your brain and design your workspace and living areas to make it easy on your back. Place your computer monitor so you don’t have to lean forward when viewing it. Use a back support pillow for chairs that do not provide lumbar support, and when sitting, try and kerep your feet firmly planted on the floor.