I have experienced many different issues including “pulling my back out”, sciatica, muscle spasms, arthritis and herniated disks. A couple of years ago, in fact, I had two herniated disks simultaneously in my lower back. This led to living several months in constant and excruciating pain followed by another several months of frequent flare-up episodes. At which point, I decided to try chiropractic care and physical therapy AGAIN. Within the first week of this quest to end back pain, I was laid up in bed. I pushed myself though and continued the treatment for eight weeks. I felt I was worse off than ever and decided there had to be a happy medium. While I do have improvement with my lower back pain currently, I now have arthritis in my right hip and left ankle. So the saga continues…
Over the years, I have tried almost everything. I am not into painkillers, thankfully, as surely I would be a junkie by now. I have learned along the way that reducing back pain is about motion and flexibility.
I created this website to bring information and recommendations to hopefully help any of you out there who know what it’s like to walk (or should I say, hobble along) in my shoes. I invite you to share your story or comments below.
Thank you for visiting and best wishes,
Founder of Back Pain Books and More