The medical community recommends the following management of chronic, non specific low back pain. That is back pain not related to herniated disc, tumor or fracture. Degenerative disc diesease and myofascial pain syndrome fall into this category.
Cognitive behavioural therapy, supervised exercise therapy, brief educational interventions, and multidisciplinary (bio-psycho-social) treatment are recommended over injections, surgery and long term pain medication use.
A physical therapist can evaluate your specific condition, screen for muscle imbalance and postural weakness. then prescribe an appropriate exercise program to help manage and resolve many back conditions.
Education, instruction in protective posture and body mechanics and simple self care techniques can give relief to those dealing with chronic pain.