Kinesio Taping

Taping is sometimes a good way to deal with injuries.  I haven't tried this type of taping myself but I like the idea.  The various websites dedicated to it have a lot of theory about how it works and I'm skeptical, but the method looks good.
The standard physical therapy method for dealing with lower back pain is to apply ice and strengthen the near by muscles, thus partially immobilize the injured area.  Taping seems like a better idea.  When an injury occurs it is usually important to reduce the student's range of motion while simultaneously increasing circulation and  sensitivity.  Building muscle usually causes inflammation, loss of sensitivity and inhibits circulation.

Taping seems like a big improvement.