What do I do if my back hurts at home but I don`t know where a massage therapist is in my town and I can`t get a good enough massage from anyone home? My body hurts too much to stretch. I`m always feeling the discomfort able hurt and severe pains. I try stretching out but it comes back.

Juan T.
Sounds like you may need to go see a doctor or a chiropractor. Also try removing some inflammation inducing foods from your diet. You are what you eat. Good luck. Hope you get well soon
Ronilda Z.
I personally use pain relief medication to get the exercises I need to help support my back as in the long run the exercises will help with the pain. I don't take the pain medication on a regular basis just long enough to get me through difficult periods so I can continue with the exercises. A stitch in time saves nine as they say.
Caro Q.
Check for the Y's way to a healthy back. It may not still be available but you might be able to find it online. It is a slow progressive program to strengthen your back. Before you start anything, check with your physician to be certain there is not a medical condition.
Vickie U.
If your back is severely sore, see a doctor. If it is slightly sore, you may consider a chiropractor before a massage therapist. And if you're on a budget, you can roll up a towel and lay on it with the towel at the place of soreness. Lay there for at least 30 seconds. Make sure you ice the area too. Another great remedy for muscle soreness is a bath with epsom salt. It does wonders!
Lloyd E.
This is a hard one ideas if you've got a bath and you can have a warm bath if you've got the internet relaxation muscle relaxation techniques like mind letting the body relax mindfulness being aware of the pain softening soothing yourself compassion for yourself and allowing it to be as it is depends what's causing it do you need a Doctor or psychologist or physical assistance stress relief.
Emanuele A.
There is other options available like a foam roller that Athletes use. I find that personally it helps me to stretch and ease tension. However if your pain continues you should definitely consider going to a chiropractor or a doctor. Massages might not always work as it might not be tight muscles that are giving you a problem, nerve damage or a pulled muscle might also be possible and massaging it without a correct diagnosis might actually worsen the problem.
Valentina E.
You need to see a doctor for that. It might be nothing serious now, but can turn into something serious if you don't do anything for it. See a doctor. If the pain is bad, massage can be bad for it. Ask your doctor first.
Mathew U.
A foam roller works well for me. There are many sizes and levels of firmness available. I bought mine at Target and have seen them around at many other stores.
Lucille Z.
I'm not sure what to do in your situation, but when I feel pain I find that doing yoga really helps. My favourite online yoga routines come from a website called doyogawithme.com
Zelo P.
Sounds like you need to go to your GP.
Plus take a nice hot bath. Continue to do gentle stretches – building them up slowly, very slowly.
Mathilde Z.
Hi. You would not believe that I had the same problem. I was at my wits end and felt hopeless but I had to find a way to end the pain. I found out that it was more than just a physical pain. I had to change my thought process. I was feeling sorry for myself and that affected my desire to push. Once I came to terms and that took time, I would stretch one minute at a time-just one minute. I gradually started to feel more relaxed so I continued. Because I had to be accountable through Fabulous, as well, I felt more empowered. Stretch a little at a time, and anytime. Try it!
Carla N.
Ice is your friend! Most pain is from inflammation. Look into foods that cause inflammation and try to cut down on them. And look into food that is anti-inflammation.
Don Y.
Stretch in less aggressive way ,try to put pillows under u r back when u sleeporif u r exercising on a matfold u rmat or add something else to protect u rback .Also , there r a lot of products in the pharmacy for back pain so reach for those at the moment .
Hope u get better soon
Elias Y.
For chronic pain, it is best to talk to a doctor or chiropractor who may be able to find the underlying reason for the pain and suggest treatments. For temporary relief, hot water bags placed on the back and soothing over-the-counter balms which can be applied on the skin may help. However, it is important to understand the underlying issue of the pain.
Ros Ngela P.
I would definitely consult a professional – perhaps and orthopedist or a chiropracter. In the meantime, have you tried yoga or pilates? Are these exercises you can do without much pain? Also try checking out "Healing Back Pain" by Dr. John E. Sarno. I have not read the book myself, but I heard Dr. Andrew Weil on the Joe Rogan podcast recommend Dr. Sarno as an expert in back health. Can't hurt to check it out, right? Hoping you get the help you need and wishing you a speedy recovery!
Iolita Q.
If your back hurts focus on posture. Lie on the floor instead of the couch. Take a couple days off from working out and stretch in the morning and if you want again later in the day. Yoga is a great way to combat back pains and other body pains. Yoga is probably your answer.
Sasha Z.
I’m not a provisional but this can be resolved by light exercise like a walk or by taking a hot bath..may be swimming would help too
Jamie T.
My wife swears by a foam roller for her back, hips, and thighs. She'll smoke a joint and spend a solid half hour rolling out tight muscles; the more frequently she does this the less time each session takes.

I have another friend who sees an osteopath for back problems, and they work on a number of body parts besides his back.

For myself, doing planks and building core strength has helped my back.