Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 05, 2017

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SPEAKER: Could your back pain give you the perfect reason to get a massage? Yes. Regular visits to a massage therapist may ease your pain and boost your flexibility.

A warm bath can also work wonders. Soak for 20 minutes while you roll the small of your back against a tennis ball. Once you dry off, do some gentle back stretches to limber up. Try moves like Cat-Cow, Child's Pose, or the knee-to-chest stretch.

Could fine needles easier aches? Maybe. Consider trying acupuncture. Do it with a certified pro who is licensed by your state and uses sterile equipment.

Last, lower the stress in your life, since too much can make back pain worse. Try relaxing hobbies like tai chi, meditation, or journaling. These natural remedies might just help your back feel better.