Lower back pain can be caused due to a number of reasons. Therefore, the treatment would depend upon the cause that led to the problem and the severity of the pain. Effective lower back pain treatment methods could include exercises, stretching, resting, losing weight to reduce the load on the back, ice or heat therapy and surgery. The most effective treatment is one that alleviates your pain symptoms. Some patients find relief by taking over-the-counter medicines and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
However, the actual treatment lies in correctly diagnosing the cause of the back pain and then avoiding the activities that aggravate the pain.