According to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital:
"Back pain may be second only to the common cold as the most universal medical complaint. Most of us will experience serious back pain at some point in our lives."
"Muscle tension caused by stress or poor posture also can make your back ache. Although most backaches aren't serious, there are times when back pain could indicate a more severe condition. The good news is that most minor backaches subside within a few days. In the meantime, here are some tips to help you recover:
* Take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, such as ibuprofen, for pain relief. If the pain is severe, your doctor may recommend a prescription medication.
Maintain as many of your ordinary activities as your pain will allow.
* Studies show patients who followed this advice recovered more quickly than those who rested in bed.
* If the pain is severe, bed rest should be limited to two to three days. Anything longer will slow your recovery.
Apply an ice pack for 5 to 10 minutes at a time for the first 48 hours. After that, use moist heat. "
At another site on Back info,
Why exercise is good for your back:
"When abdominal and back muscles are toned, they work together like a natural corset for your back, providing support and improving posture
Fit muscles have better fine control and more power in reserve, giving smoother motion during lifting and moving.
Fitness postpones fatigue, helping you avoid tired habits like not lifting correctly.
Exercise makes bones denser and stronger.
With stretching, exercise increases flexibility, helps you use good postures for lifting and sitting
Helps you lose weight and stop smoking! Excess body weight and smoking are bad for backs.
Exercise improves blood circulation, and so enhances nutrition and recovery processes in your back."
We have a healthy vibrator similar to the one in the graphic, and at times we are grateful for the aid in healing a sore back. I would like to get to the place that I am avoiding back pain instead of periodically tending a damaged muscle or some form of back pain.