The cause of my chronic back pain is due to a multitude of factors; mainly genetics (i.e. no accidents). I have not gotten surgery, nor can surgery fix any of my back problems. My pain management consists of medications, exercise, TENS, heating pad, and other little therapies. It seems like everyone on the forums has had surgery, or is going to be getting surgery. I was just wondering if anyone is on the same boat as myself.. chronic back pain (due to genetic factors) that will get progressively worse, but no surgery?