Here are 5 key measures you can take to strengthen your spine and make your daily activities more comfortable and less painful.

De-stress your spine while sleeping.

Support your spine by lying on a medium-firm mattress and place a pillow between your legs or under your knees to reduce pressure on the spine.

Exercise your core.

Engage in core building exercises to strengthen the muscles in your lower back and abdomen in order to stabilize your spine.

Wear shoesthat support your spine.

Wear shoes that provide a supportive base to help the spine and body remain in alignment. Make sure that the area of the shoe that fits the back of your heel is snug, but not overly tight.

Indulge in a massage.

Pamper your spine with a good back massage, which has a number of therapeutic benefits, such as increasing blood flow, loosening tight muscles and connective tissues, and boosting feelings of relaxation.

Support your spine while sitting.

Invest in the right office chair and practice an ergonomically supported sitting posture to help maintain the natural curve of your back.

Pick a few of the above ideas for indulging your spine — even small changes to your daily routine will add up to provide meaningful pain relief.