Build up core strength
lose weight - especially around the gut
in my 20's I had lower back / disc problems
spent a fortune on chiro
in my 30's I was told my discs had degenerated & fusing my spine was suggested
I also sustained a neck injury which caused headaches & discomfort & monthly visits to the chiro with no real long term success
In my mid 40's I started going to a gym regularly & still do ( not to "bulk up", just to improve my fitness & mobility )
A few years ago I started doing yoga as well, find it great for flexibility & stretching
Im now 53 & don't have back or neck issues - with NO medication, chiro or surgery . . .
Always hated tractor driving as it would kill my back or give me neck & headache problems after a couple of hours. Have just spent the last 4 months hunched over the steering wheel of a cotton stripper with no problem.
Although, 4 months without regular exercise & yoga I can really feel the body aging & my joints stiffening up as a result - am getting back into it now that job is over
research it - there are a lot of non medical solutions to bad backs. Mainly exercises & stretching. To be honest, if it doesn't involve pushing pills like a drug dealer, or cutting you open, the medical industry has no idea or interest . . .
So many back problems relate back to issues with legs, hamstrings, hips, posture etc
Yes . . .I would agree entirely with what farmer roy says here , I would go to a good osteopath as starting point but the correct exercise and stretching can fix permanently allot of back pain , I have had both severe lower back pain that was alleviated by hamstring and IT band stretching and using a foam roller strength building in other muscles and much lower levels of neck and shoulder tension and pain that was solved with specific exercises for strengthening one group of muscles at the back of my shoulder . You have to work at it , unfortunately there is not a magic bullet that will fix it overnight, if you go to a osteopath they can often make a huge difference , but you will most likely end up visiting more often unless you get to the cause that is more then not lack of flexibility and muscles weakened by injury or lack of use and others being overworked to compensate .
Used to be tortured with my back.Anyone any advice on back problem, having on going problem with discs in my back an im only 27 its getting to the point where im thinking that i may need a career change