Oh yes, you can. Of course each case of back pain requires individual solutions. But there are a great number of resources available for any back pain sufferer who chooses to be pro-active and help get rid of the pain and its source. Moderate exercise, back strengthening exercises and other measures can in most cases effectively help you overcome your pain. The sooner you resume sports and your daily activities, the better. If these measures will not help, ask for an evaluation from your doctor. Being in pain for a longer period of time can take a lot of energy, be stressful, and can have negative effects on your psychological wellbeing and the immune system. The sooner you forget the misconception that back pain is some sort of handicap that you have to accept, the better.