Back Pain - Treatment

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Published: October 07

Being a chronic back pain sufferer, I’ve used multiple back pain treatments including a TENS unit, massage therapy, rehabilitation, back pain exercises and back strengthening exercises, heat and cold therapy, various back pain medicine including NSAIDs and prescription back pain relievers, etc. I’ve learned that strengthening and conditioning your back (stomach muscles) really helps minimize injury and inflammation, as well as learning how to lift properly, bending and twisting properly, etc. My back pain causes began with the birth of my first child, then a serious car accident in '97. Physical therapy is a very good option to relieve chronic back pain, and proper ergonomics, stretching, etc. are very important. i try to help others learn what they can do to reduce their back pain naturally, etc. from what i've learned in my journey at my personal back pain blog, Stop Back Pain Cause Now. i really appreciate your information, and utilize it regularly as a reference when researching or answering others' questions. thank you very much for your invaluable information..

Published: January 30

Hi, I have degenerative disc disease with two bulging discs. I was also just diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis. I am in severe pain every day and I’m only 26! I’ve been prescribed tramadol for over a year now, but since my disc herniation a month and a half ago, it doesn’t help at all. .