I have been dealing with horrible chronic lower back pain for years. It became significantly worse during and after my second pregnancy ( 4 years ago). Ever since then, I have woken up stiff and dealt with pain daily. Sitting on the floor to play with my young sons was incredibly painful. As anyone that has had chronic back pain can tell you: it is debilitating, and it affects the quality of your life. No joke.
I tried everything; yoga ( temporary relief, but no long term help), stretching (temporary relief, but no long term help), massage, chiropractor ( no help) and acupuncture ( best results, but pain came back). Finally, I decided to purchase a mattress topper for my bed and voila- I kid you not- my back has gotten significantly better. It is all but gone (I still carry a big 3 year old around so I do have a bit of back pain on occasion but nothing like a couple of months ago!).
Clearly, not all back pain has the same cause and thus, this might not be the solution for everyone, but in my case it has been life changing. I wish I had figured this out years ago, especially during my pregnancy - I could have saved myself countless sleepless nights and uncomfortable mornings!