1) How you sleep - Sleeping on your stomach is the worst way to sleep as this torques your spine, especially your neck. The best is to sleep on your back or your side.
2) Exercise/Stretch - Doing exercises like the 'Bird Dog' or 'Bridge' activate muscles that stabilize your spine. These muscles, like the multifidis, are not under conscious control so these exercises are a must if you're experiencing pain.
3) Nutrition - How's your diet? Pro-inflammatory foods like enriched sugar can set off a cascade of negative consequences, including pain. Try eating anti-inflammatory foods, especially ones high in Omega-3 fatty acids as these are natural anti-inflammatory and can reduce pain.
4) How long do you Sleep - Are you sleeping the right amount of hours that your body needs? Everyone needs different amounts of sleep that lets their body function optimally, so put yourself on a good sleeping pattern to allow your body to rest and recuperate. Over and under sleeping are both bad for your body.
5) Chiropractic Care - Studies show that the best way to prevent and decrease your back pain is a combination of Chiropractic care and exercise. Having your spine aligned properly allows for it to work normally which means less pain and improved function.