There are many options that exist for the management of back pain. As a Physical Therapist that has treated patients with back pain for over 20 years, a significant underlying cause of back pain is the loss of attention that we give to our own well-being. It requires us to move (exercise), proper positioning and posture(ergonomics), and understanding how to manage your own symptoms (education). This article has many fine points that will help you manage back pain. Don’t forget that the first step begins with you, and giving yourself the attention you deserve.