Foam rollers have been described as one of the best tools to easing back and neck pain. Made of dense foam and sold at sporting goods stores or online, these $30 rollers are worth every penny with the relief they provide.
The foam roller is the next best thing to getting a deep tissue massage or a chiropractic adjustment. Spending a few minutes each day on the foam roller is extremely effective at working the knots out of your muscles, helping to align your spine and relieving tightness in soft tissues, like the IT band that runs down the side of the leg.
Click here for an instructional video on using a foam roller properly to maximize the result of reducing back pain and giving your muscles that necessary deep tissue pressure.