Re: back pain is about to ruin my life!
Hi, and welcome to the board. I'm so sorry you have to be here, but would like to take a minute to thank you for your service to our country.
As suggested, try to find a little 2 wheeled carrier for your books--that will help some. Use ice on the area of your back that is injured, and you can alternate it with heat. Avoid lifting, twisting and bending.
Could you tell us what kind of injury you have and where it is? Have you seen a spine specialist yet? You need to have an MRI to pinpoint the problem so that you can get the proper treatment. You should make an appt with an orthopedic or neurosurgeon and go from there.
Good luck....please stick around and keep us updated.
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