Relieve Low Back Pain
Take an anti-inflammatory medication (these help to decrease the swelling and inflammation in the spine).
Apply ice or heat to your back.
Stop all strenuous activities.
Relieve the pressure on the sciatic nerve with correct postures.
Use proper back supports.
Do low back exercises.
See your doctor if the pain persists or goes into the leg.
Low Back Exercises
Unless instructed otherwise, do each exercise 1 to 5 times, twice each day. Gradually increase your workout to 10 repetitions twice a day. Use slow, smooth actions as you exercise.
If you feel any discomfort while doing the exercises, stop immediately and contact your physician. Stop any exercise that increases back pain or causes tingling, numbness, or weakness in your legs.
Purpose: To extend your lower back.
Lie on your stomach with your arms folded under your chin. Slowly lift one leg -- not too high -- without bending it, while keeping your pelvis flat on the floor. Slowly lower your leg and repeat with the other leg.
Hamstring stretch while standing