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Gosh am on a roll this rainy morning! Just thought of something I wanted to mention. Several years ago when all my back troubles started, we had decided to remodel the bathroom. The jacuzzi bath tub was less than a hundred dollars difference than a regular tub, so my husband put it in for me. It has been a life saver. I don't use it every night but several times a week. The jets are positioned in the exact spot in the back to hit on the bad area and helps to relax the muscles. Sometimes I get the water too hot, but still feels great.
It hasn't healed anything, but has helped me to make it thru another day.

Back spasm episode requiring a week in hospital-1998
MRI 1998 showed bulge at L5S1. Doc gives me Oxycondin, Celebrex, Quinine Sulfate, Celexa. Took myself off these, reaction to Celebrex then Relafin, then Vioxx.
July 1999 Pain Management series of three steroid injections, didn't help.
Physical therapy and TENS unit, neither helped.
MRI Jan.2001 referred to specialist
Discogram March 2001 showed 4 of 5 lumbars bulged, surgeon says fusion out of question. Aquatic therapy seemed to make me feel better overall but did nothing for back.
Third MRI Dec 2002, in middle of major episode with back that didn't end until March 2003. Traction therapy total failure. Results read of MRI said no change.
Sept 2003 Neucleoplasty specialist showed me the tears in two of the lumbars and leaking.
Pain has progressed into hips and down back of legs. Standing has been lowered to 15 minutes from 30.
Drugs of choice ibuprofen 800mg 3xdaily.
Vicodin as needed.