im new here and if my questions has already been answerred forgive me . the question is does exercises make the pain of lower back lessen? I have had lower back pain almost 5 years now.My primary doctor has done x rays and an mri.I was taking tramadol and now gabepentin.I only take one dose at bed time because i cant drive and use the gabepentin.So last visit he recommended me to a orthopedic specialist.I looked forward to this because i had high hopes.could i be living each day with less pain The visit to me was a joke.He did not believe in medicating he said take Tylenol handed me a print out with exercises and said to do them for a mon th and then come back. Then the course of action would be an injection.( im very scared of this and you cant be put under to get it) I would rather have a surgery then take a shot with no knock out stuff. Is this the normal course when seeing a orthopedic specialist It feels to me a waste of time and money.
ahh to be normal again!!