Honestly, there are many alternatives that do not have to be costly. Try things like stretching, back supports and braces, heat/cold packs, warm soaks and OTC pain medications like Motrin and other NSAIDS. The last alternative is getting prescribed pain medication or finding an international online pharmacy to order it, honestly. Some doctors charge small fees for office visits and if you have insurance, that will help with the dr visit and prescription. It may honestly be cheaper to go the IOP (international online pharmacy) route to be quite honest with you however, if you decide pain medications are what you need.
I am using a lumbar spine stretcher I bought at Walmart. I works really good for me. I have a sipped disc and have taken prescription pain meds and the spine stretcher works better. I also get pain in my knees and lower legs and shoulder and I can use it for 15 minutes and my pain is completely gone. It amazes me how the pain completely vanishes. I think I paid 14.oo for it.
Hi, I just reviewed an interesting a website http://personalpilates.co.uk that offers postural training and advice. It's a UK website and their studio is located in Scotland. This reaches my personal experience. To fight against back pain, you need to teach yourself correct postures. And you need sufficient back muscles. Walk is very helpful as well. Hope it helps. Irene