If your pain returns, one of the first things we recommend is to modify your activities. Stay away from activities which aggravate your condition. Anti-inflammatories, a home exercise program, and application of ice or heat can help. You may require an evaluation again, especially if the pain is worse in severity, or the characteristics or location of the pain have changed. You may require new imaging. After that, you and your provider can discuss appropriate treatments which may include physical therapy, medications, injections, or surgery.