I’ve had back pain for about twenty years now, and I’ve been very fortunate to have handled it without surgery or cortisone or other invasive procedures. I’ve used exercise (Yoga), a book called “Treat Your Own Back” by Robin McKenzie, movement, ice and occasionally Motrin.
You can read more about it at My 40s Were a True Pain in the Back. This was one of my earlier posts
Today, though, I ran across a very interesting article showing new research and findings. It seems that some of us with back problems may have an infection in our discs. Amazing. In the near future, they may prescribe antibiotics first.
The article lists various reasons why your back hurts, but the one about infections in the discs is news to me.
Learn more here. Yahoo Health