Therapy, heating pads. Inflammation in the back is probably causing the pain. You have to treat the inflammation first. Besides prescription medicine like motrin
, muscle relaxers and gabapentin(nerve pain
medicine), I tried everything for relief. I don't like taking prescription medicine all the time or long term because of the side affects. I also received a few facet injection and nerve blocks. I currently have a bulging disk between lumbar 4 and 5. I have experienced leg pain where it was hard to walk when i got out of the bed. I elevelated my legs like i was taught in therapy. I still hurt. It was the inflammation. I now sleep in my rocker recliner since August. Im afraid to sleep in the bed because I think the pain will come back. They have chairs for your back too. Expensive. I did Inversion Table therapy. I bought that. Research the Healthy Back Institute Information Website. They have good information. I purchased an informable book from them and supplements called Heal-N-Soothe. They are natural with enzymes, something are body needs and amino acids. Your diet is important plus plenty of water is essential for back health. Try pool therapy or especially aqua therapy because the pool is heated like a bathtub. Im currently taking a product I saw on an Informercial call Nopelea which is juice from a cactus plant. It's sweet. I have brochures on that. The bottle is about $49.00 but it doesn't cover the whole month. I have been taking about oz for about 4 months. Does it work I am not sure but I haven't had severe pain
in months. You can locate them on the web also. Like I said before nutrition, being stress
free and being active is important like stretching. You can find books, pamplets at the doctor on that and website. Ask your doctor about therapy. Surgery is your last result. Even people who have surgery still suffer from back pain
. Get massages, heat, ice, pool therapy and never sleep on your stomach. Sleep on your side with a pillow between your knees yes it will move why you sleep. On your back you should put pillow under your legs beneath your knees.