(HealthDay News) -- Low back pain, ranging from mild to severe, affects almost everyone at some point.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers this list of potential remedies to help ease the discomfort:

  • Hot or cold therapy.
  • Exercises to help relieve muscle spasms and strengthen the muscles.
  • A brace worn around the lower back to provide support and stability.
  • Chiropractic therapy.
  • Traction.