Hi, I'm new to the board. I've been having increasing lower back pain for the past few years. I'm looking for answers, causes, fixes, and ways to manage the pain besides NSAIDS and narcotic pain meds, which is what I'm on now. I'm 50 yrs old and I need to do something more serious to deal with this problem. I've been to chiropractors, and physicians. I can't belileve that no one has bothered to even take an X-ray. My chiro tells me I have a lumbar problem, 4th or 5th I believe. The is worst in the morning and only narcotic pain meds help. Without the meds, I'm in pain all the time. Please help, I don't know what to do any more or which doctors to believe.