1. Keep moving
Research has shown that in most cases, remaining active can help reduce pain, strengthen muscles and shorten healing time. In the case of minor back pain, the sooner you get back to being active, the better. Regular exercise such as walking and swimming is a great place to start. Once your back pain is under control, slowly introduce a regular exercise program. But before you sign up to your nearest cross-fit class, take some time to build your strength, fitness and flexibility. Building your core strength is especially important.