You should not be lifting any weight over 5-10 pounds.
Do not bend at the waist, use your legs. If there are no allergies
or contraindications take otc Ibuprofen
as directed. Keep a pillow between your legs if you sleep
on your sides to keep your spine aligned at night. If you sleep on your back place a pillow under your knees. Try maintaining some gentle stretching to keep from tightening up.