Thanks for all your advice
Most cases ive seen are just muscle spasms. Stretching and applying heat before doing work is good, I would not apply ice as this will cause the muscle to contract further. You can also try an OTC pain med, oral or topical. If you start having numbness or tingling in the inner thighs, legs or anywhere below where the back pain is, fecal incontinence, urinary incontinence, or muscle weakness, go straight to the emergency room. X rays are great for bones, MRI is needed for soft tissue. Also worsening of pain in the morning can be expectedI picked something up the other day and my back went out it is still killing me. I have walked stretched I used heating pad and ice ..
As long as he doesn't wear them pants lolFirst step is to find out what the problem is with your back. Did you just strain a muscle or did you slip a disc, pinch nerve, push joint, etc. If you can get an MRI do that then depending you may want to get a cortisone shot, see a chiro, etc. In the mean time, take 500mg of Turmeric 2-3x a day and use Bio Freeze (if you can find it) for the pain.
Long term you should definitely take up yoga. It has brought people with terrible back problems back to fully functioning.
Reading that just made me realize the truth behind it. Back in my 30s (20 years ago) I routinely suffered from bouts of back and neck pain. During one of the more severe ones I went to a chiropractor and he told me to stop sitting on my wallet, which I stopped doing immediately. Now looking back, it's been over 10 years since I've had any kind of back pain.No wallets in your pockets.
As long as you start slow and have proper form this is a great way to strengthen the back.Actually had a trainer suggest this for me 20 years ago, and once I started I never had another issue with my back.
This is a great option too but can be costly depending on your insurance.Platelet Rich Plasma injection... they take your blood, separate the platelets and the inject them back into the area that hurts