I have suffered from back pain since I was 14. Before going to the Chiro. my dad who was seeing one at the time asked him what I could. The doc. suggested carrying my backpack on both arms lighting the load. Well, I tried that, but the pain only increased to the point of someone had to carry my books and I was in tears by the end of the day b/c I was in so much pain. The Chiro worked wonders and the pain subsided for awhile, but just like most things it came back and it just lingers. Now, I'm older and still having the same prob., but it only seems to have progressed back to Stage 1, like where I was when I was 14. I have been at my job for almost 3yrs. and I do some heavy lifting I do feel it's a strain on my back, but I'm not keen on wearing a back brace. I want another alternative. Until I'm able to get back to the Chiro I was wondering any advice? My pain centers around the far left side semi above my butt cheek it feels like it's litterally on a bone and I discovered that from a massage. I'm using a heating pad, Morton b/c it does feel like there is swelling and to help me sleep. I have also tried using Therma Heatwraps for your back. Any other suggestions would be grateful. Oh, btw if I'm sitting down for too long it hurts, standing, lifting or laying down. It seems bascially anything for a long period of time triggers it. Thanks.
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