Every now and then, I get back pain. I typically lift things with my knees and not my back, but the usual issue comes in for me when I twist it the wrong way, whether it be lifting something or doing something else. I can usually feel a twinge and can predict that a few days later, I’ll be in some pain.
The pain has never been that debilitating for me. It’s just more of an annoyance. For a few days, it will hurt a bit to change positions when sleeping and I’ll be sore when I wake up but it will generally go away after I stretch out for a bit.
I went to the doctor some time ago when it was actually really bad on one occasion. He told me that I needed to do a series of exercises when this happened, and also said that I could reduce this by strengthening my back.