I'm a 22 year old female, and I "work" 8 hours a day at a desk job. Now, were I actually working, I might not have this back problem. I didn't when I was renovating houses, I kind of did when I was doing housekeeping. But this job is by far the laziest job I've ever had, and it's ruining my back. I sit up straight in my chair (for the most part), but it's gotten to the point where I can't sit still, and I drive 60 miles both ways, two days a week to get the newspapers (which I have to lift, thus maiming my back even more if I don't bend right). I do stretch occasionally, but I know that I'm not the only person that works a desk job and has this problem, so i'm asking basically what my topic title is: how can I releive at least the immediate pain and occasional twinges before I go absolutely berserk and tear my own spine out?