Neo wrote:I don't recommend chiropractors or massage therapists or ice/heat packs, which could cause additional stress to an already overstressed back. When I had back pain, I went to a sports injury doctor (can't remember his official specialty name). He had me move my body and limbs in all kinds of directions to determine the source of the pain.
And that's great, but Xrays and an MRI are needed to really determine if there's anything out of place. Xray's come first, then the MRI. I wouldn't trust a doctor who simply moved my body around and said, gee, must be muscular. There's no way for them to tell simply by manipulating your body.
I had a Dr. recently look at my knee, move it around, and suggest that I simply had tendenitis. After going to another Dr. and getting Xrays and an MRI, turned out I had a big piece of bone that had broken off and was floating around in there.