Most people have bouts of back pain and 90 percent of back pain resolves on its own in six weeks. Rest and anti-inflammatories are helpful in the beginning stages. After that, good physical therapy can be helpful in the recovery phases.
Overall, preventing recurrence is possible through weight loss, core strengthening, and maintaining good posture and flexibility. However, for some, the symptoms don't respond to conservative management and then injections, and possibly surgery, may be necessary for relief.