How can people who don't have chronic pain understand what you are going through? This open letter attempts to enlighten others that, while you might look fine, the pain is not gone and it might affect how you act.
Terminology describing back pain that originates from a spinal disc problem can become confusing. Clarity can be gained, however, by focusing on the source of the pain: nerve irritation or disc space problems.
Regardless of which medical treatments you are undergoing, it can always be helpful to understand your non-medical treatment options as an adjunct or a primary means to help manage your back condition. People often report that such techniques are very helpful in reducing chronic pain.