It's so important to exercise and keep moving. You may be limited in how much you can do at first, and you may need to stay in bed at the start. Try not to stay in bed for more than a day or two, because the lack of activity can make the back pain worse. Even when your back is painful, you can get started with low stress exercises like walking, swimming, or riding an exercise bike. Remember, the most important thing is to get moving as soon as you can!
There are a variety of different types of exercise recommended for people with lower back pain. The exercises that your provider or physical therapist suggest will be customized to your condition and capabilities.