There are things you can do yourself to help prevent/treat back pain. Ensure work areas such as desks are ergonomically laid out with correct heights for chairs, desks and monitors. Take a break every hour and move around. Use an Inversion Table By far the best investment I have made this year. Basically these allow you to easily hang upside down so that you are suspended by your ankles. Sounds like torture but it is one of the best things you can do for most types of back pain. I first saw these on TV, the claims made about their benefits seemed unrealistic. However, my better half mentioned that she had seen details on a website that included medical reports. A few hours research convinced me that they were worth a try.