The best thing to do for a tweaked, twinged, jolted back is some gentle tractioning periodically throughout the day. Tractioning is a way to gently stretch the back out, relieving pressure and allowing joints to re-adjust. My favorite methods include:
1)Laying over an exercise ball, belly down
2)Hanging from a door or high bar, allowing the body to dangle
3)Putting all my weight through my arms/hands (the hands are either on the arm rests or on the seat pan) while seated, lifting the butt and allowing the torso to dangle
A chiropractor or physical therapist should be able to show you how if you need guidance. Tractioning is the best way to get the back out of a jam.
Dr. Christina Lasich, MD