Hi: I have had recurring low-back pain for some years now; wakes me at night and have to get out of bed and do some stretches that sometimes help and sometimes doesn't. I've tried all the usual therapies including massage, chiropractic, acupuncture and magnetic sleeping pad. Two CT scans showed no evidence for surgery. Walking usually helps as do certain toning and stretches. I had to find the right exercises for me and learn to do them correctly.
My Chiropractor took standing x-rays and said "Roland your left pelvis is in flexion, tilted backwards, and your spine leans to the left. Yes there is a flattening of your low back and a decrease in the height of the discs at L4 and L5. Yes the muscles on your left are tighter so need to be stretched but the muscles on the right also need to be strengthened. The right hip is high because of the changes in your pelvis so it appears high but is only an alignment problem. the flattening can be for the same reason and could be helped by lying on a rolled up towel under your lowest ribs for 10-15 minutes per day. the other possibility is that that is your design."
Nothing seems to really prevent the pain from waking me at night. Will try a FAR infrared waist belt next.
Does anyone here have any suggestions what else I might try?