I fell on my back last Thanksgiving, hurt like hell I could hardly get up and get in the house. My wife took me to urgent care, x-rayed said no broken ribs and just wrapped me with an ace bandage, just said to take some Ibuprofen. 2 days later pain was much worse!!! Wife took me to ER, their x rays showed 4 broken ribs on my back. Seemed like it was a couple of weeks before things started feeling a little better. Could not think about getting in bed, going for a drive and checking on the boat. Had to sleep sitting up and very careful about moving. Was a whole month before I could lay down in bed! It just take time. There is no magic. It will suck for a while. I am 75 so it most likely took me a longer to heal up. 2 month later I no longer felt any discomfort. No ace bandage! Best of luck dealing with this.