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Lower back pain and inversion

lannyvllannyv Posts: 1
edited 05/22/2015 - 3:26 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hello All, after reading about others back pain it would seem I am not alone.
I am a 60-year-old male that is very active, going to the gym 5 to 6 times a week. I have had lower back pain for many years and even with the Doctors stating " everybody has that" I need to take matters into my own hands. Faced with surgery with a 50% chance of success I have decided to move forward with a non-surgical approach.
I have two conservative Doctors that I trust. One is a Nero Surgeon and the other is a chiropractor both who agree that surgery is a LAST resort.
I have been advised to use non-steroidal medication but at a therapeutic level, not when pain happens but keeping the level of medication at a constant. I also am using inversion as a treatment but since inversion is short lived I also have included back mussel strengthening exercise.
The objective is while the anti-inflammatory is working and the inversion is stretching and elongating the mussels I will be building and strengthening the mussels that support and keep my spine straight and strong. Keep in mine that this approach is not easy and working through the pain is a fact of life.
As with any regiment always check with your doctor but remember it’s your body and you know it best. Sometimes you have you put effort into resolving your problems.
I also bought a Teeter Hang up from Costco and after using it for about a month I would not trade it for the world.

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