I tweaked something in my back a few days ago and while it's not Pain with a capital P, it's still an annoying little ache. I've been doing exercise for back pain videos from youtube. I can't believe how much free material there is out there!
The most annoying thing about having back pain is that you make involuntary noises when bending over. On one hand, it's a little funny, on the other hand it makes me sound like an old broken down woman.
One of the things I've read while searching for natural back pain relief, is that people with weak backs need to do core exercises. I used to be a big fan of yoga and pilates so I'm slowly making my way back into those things. Becoming a yoga instructor was a fantasy of mine a few years ago. It's not just the fitness that I love from yoga, but the mindfulness and relaxation that I love. I remember taking a hot yoga class a few years ago and leaving with a feeling that a weight had been taken off my shoulders.
Another thing that I loved about yoga and pilates is how they both helped flatten out my stomach. Even being overweight, I had a relatively flat stomach when I exercised regularly. Now I've got rolls galore.
My pain is in my lower back, right above my right butt cheek. It feels better when I'm up moving around so I'm hopeful this is a short term deal.