Nethersam, why do you have back pain but other people don't?
If you get things aligned and moving, I can gaurantee your pain will be less and your condition will improve. How much depends on finding the right therapeutic exercises and how hard you are willing to work. I do posture alignment therapy and walk EVERY DAY and was told this method always works and never fails. It can't fail. Pretty bold claim.
I don't think it will work, I KNOW it will work because it has for me when every doc and P/T gave up on me and had no more ideas what to do except a spinal fusion. I call it "crumbs from heaven" as it isn't a huge, instant, dramatic change but when there are NO better options what choice did I have? Going on 3 years and still improving VERY slowly.
Why would you think therapeutic exercises are not "medical intervention"? They work WITH the body to help it heal, so they are DIFFERENT from what most people think of as medical intervention. But if you are convinced that you will need surgery, I am not going to try to convince you otherwise.
My medical history: nerve compression in middle to lower spine, and some "sciatica" (not even sure I spelled that right!) problems too. I live an active lifestyle and cannot afford a slow process or long recovery time. That does sound interesting though, myopraticworks. Looking into other types of alternative spine surgery.
It sounds to me you are destined for a time when you can't get out of bed for the pain. The reason for most very serious back pain which later results in "must have" back surgeries is that people just choose to keep going because they don't feel they have time to deal with it. This only results in the injury getting worse as time goes by until it is unbearable. Most back problems will heal themselves when given time and rest. This is probably not the answer you were wanting to hear but I felt the same way you did once and paid for it.
Everyone can experience LBP or low back pain, I personally experienced the same thing too. The worst is I can't do the things that I love. I used to play golf with my friends but because of the severe pain on my back I stopped playing. My aunt who is concerned with my condition introduced me to Ironman Inversion table. I was a bit hesitant to try it, but after a few weeks of using it, I felt better. I am heading to a golf club right now, hope this will help those who are trapped with the same condition.
Inversion theraphy with the use of inversion tables are highly recognized in the U.S. The main target is back pain, patients are positioned in different angles for several minutes. It elongates the muscles to ease back pain and promotes good posture.
Hey guys- a little update. My husband is in medical school, and all of his higher ups agree that some sort of surgery is needed. I have had this back pain since I was in college, and it has only got worse. I am not going to get a fusion though!