Get some expert advise. Find a physical therapist in your area, or, find a physiatrist, someone who can tell you how to fix your back and make it go away for good so you don't have to suffer any more. Dont start with drugs and dont start with surgeons. Short-cuts never work. MH
Minor pain - use motrin-ibuprof 600 mg or OTC 300 x2 with food twice or three times. USE HEAT 15 MIN FOLLOWED BY COLD 5 MIN. ALTERNATE 2-3 X PLUS REST ON MODERATE HARD SURFACE. NO JOB IF INVOLVES LIFTING WEIGHTS 10-25lbs OR MORE WEIGHTS. Moderate-severe - use tylenol no 3 or 4 x daily, muscle relaxants, local heat cream can help. If you can't tolerate like pain if acute, 7-8/10, then norco10/30 moms or oxycodone 10-20 moms 3x good. If first time acute pain, treat ago so no chronic problems. Best to go to ER or reg md or pain specialist like rehab medicine or others. Think- no magic in care. Stop root cause - bed rest, heat, etc., can help lot - simple measure then after 7 days once better do exercise + weight control, etc., help, too.
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