This is a complaint I literally hear on a daily basis. While sometimes there is something structurally wrong in the back, often times there is little to offer someone outside of exercise, massage, acupuncture, physical therapy and medication. While most people get better, there is a significant portion of people who go on to develope chronic back pain. In my practice, it’s one of the most frustrating ailments to treat.
But…I have hope again. I stumbled across a new book (to me anyway) that offers guidance on treating the back. Esther Gokhale an acupuncturists and former victim of back pain, found a way to address the issue to reduce and/or remove back pain. She focuses on posture and decompression of the spine in order to achieve this. She outlines this information in her book 8 Steps to a Pain Free Back.
The reviews are excellent. I’m already recommending this to my patients.