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Back Problems board

I've had back pain for a little over a year very low on my spine with some involvement into the hips.
My doctor said it was probably an old muscle injury that had scarred over and was now giving me pain.
He prescribed Diclofenac which helped for awhile but has never really done away with the pain totally, and doesn't seem to be helping as well lately.
Other than the pain (when walking or turning over in my sleep mostly) the oddest sensation is as if someone took a very large rubber band and "twanged" it across my spinal column.
Should I be insisting on x-rays in a situation like mine or try to be better at doing exercises and go along with the diagnosis?
Thanks for any thoughts anyone may have!!!