Back bone pain
Doctor Answers (4) on Back bone pain
For the pain and swelling you can do lot of ice packs (ice pack made of real ice not the gel packs) . Ask her to sleep on her stomach and place the ice pack on her painful spot/ spots.
Also consider getting good advice on controlling pain by good diet. It makes a lot of difference in the long run.
Regarding resolving the issue kindly see a good mckenzie physiotherapist who are specialised in treating spine and associated muscle conditions by using special techniques.
Wish you a happy healthy life.