Consider eval. Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (don't get burned), massage, & acupuncture can help. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic.
Back Pain relief. Back pain plagues us all one time or another; many doctors advise you to use moist heat on the area to loosen up the tight back muscles; but when it comes to medications, it varies depending on your health status. Some patients are given prescriptions for ultram as an anti inflammatory, others are given flexoril. Patches with pain meds can also be used. Narcotics can be given with limited use.