Pain in the lower back can be managed by applying cold and hot packs on the area to relieve pain. If the pain does not resolve itself, medical attention is required. A proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment for the pain is necessary.
Most aches in the lower back are manageable with proper medical care. One aim of the pain management plan is to make the back muscles stronger to prevent similar pain. Correct body posture when sitting, regular physical exercise, proper lifting of heavy objects, wearing comfortable shoes, and maintaining healthy body weight are useful approaches to prevention or lessening of lower back discomfort. Stretching of the body and avoiding drug use and smoking, are also ways of preventing back pain.