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Surgical (11) Tried it?How effective?
Laminectomy Y | N Rating Saved
Discectomy Y | N Rating Saved
Postertior Lumbar Spine Fusion Y | N Rating Saved
Anterior Lumbar Spine Fusion Y | N Rating Saved
Disc replacement Y | N Rating Saved
Steroid injections of hips/spine Y | N Rating Saved
Surgery with rods and screws Y | N Rating Saved
Partial disc removal Y | N Rating Saved
Partial vertebra removal Y | N Rating Saved
Radio Frequency Ablation Y | N Rating Saved
botox injection Y | N Rating Saved
Prescription drugs (22) Tried it?How effective?
Cortisone Injection Y | N Rating Saved
Oxycodone (Oxycontin / Roxicodone) Y | N Rating Saved
Neurontin Y | N Rating Saved
Lyrica Y | N Rating Saved
Zanaflex Y | N Rating Saved
Clonazepam (Klonopin/Rivotril) Y | N Rating Saved
Diclofenac Sodium Y | N Rating Saved
Fentanyl patches Y | N Rating Saved
Codeine Y | N Rating Saved
Hydrocodone Y | N Rating Saved
Amitriptyline Y | N Rating Saved
Tramadol HCL Acetaminophen Y | N Rating Saved
Cyclobenzaprine HCL Y | N Rating Saved
ms contin Y | N Rating Saved
Valium (Diazepam) Y | N Rating Saved
Ketoprofen Y | N Rating Saved
Ciclobenzaprine Y | N Rating Saved
solumedrol injection Y | N Rating Saved
Prednisone 60mg Y | N Rating Saved
Celebr Y | N Rating Saved
Celebrex Y | N Rating Saved
herpes Y | N Rating Saved
Alternative / other treatments (38) Tried it?How effective?
Spinal cord stimulation Y | N Rating Saved
Physical Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Pool Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Reiki Y | N Rating Saved
Acupuncture Y | N Rating Saved
Yoga / Stretching Y | N Rating Saved
TENS Y | N Rating Saved
Hot tub therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Back brace Y | N Rating Saved
Chiropractic care Y | N Rating Saved
Osteopathy Y | N Rating Saved
Tai Chi Y | N Rating Saved
Sports Y | N Rating Saved
Myofascial Physical Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Pilates Y | N Rating Saved
Weight lifting / intense strength building Y | N Rating Saved
Electrical Stimulation Y | N Rating Saved
Willow bark (Salix alba) Y | N Rating Saved
Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) Y | N Rating Saved
Capsicum cream Y | N Rating Saved
Massage Y | N Rating Saved
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
McKenzie Press-ups Y | N Rating Saved
Inversion Therapy Y | N Rating Saved
Biofeedback Y | N Rating Saved
Egoscue Method Y | N Rating Saved
Home scenar treatment Y | N Rating Saved
Chinese patches (mostly deer musk and camphor) Y | N Rating Saved
Back Support - Chinese Herbs by Evergreen Y | N Rating Saved
percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS). Y | N Rating Saved
Lumber support Y | N Rating Saved
Sam-e Y | N Rating Saved
Nikken natural energy technologies Y | N Rating Saved
traction Y | N Rating Saved
Platelet-rich Plasma injection Y | N Rating Saved
Accupunture Y | N Rating Saved
rolfing Y | N Rating Saved
Magnesium chloride oil Y | N Rating Saved
Lifestyle / dietary changes and home remedies (22) Tried it?How effective?
Rest Y | N Rating Saved
Heat/Ice Y | N Rating Saved
Weight loss Y | N Rating Saved
Inversion Table Y | N Rating Saved
Zero-Gravity Chair Y | N Rating Saved
Brisk walking Y | N Rating Saved
Anti-inflammatory diet Y | N Rating Saved
No added sugar, gluten-free, carbohydrate restricted, high PUFA, moderate protein diet Y | N Rating Saved
Exercise Y | N Rating Saved
Refraining from sexual activity Y | N Rating Saved
Improved posture Y | N Rating Saved
Progressive relaxation Y | N Rating Saved
Swimming laps Y | N Rating Saved
Change sleep position Y | N Rating Saved
Replace mattress Y | N Rating Saved
Planks (core exercise) Y | N Rating Saved
Remove wallet from rear pocket Y | N Rating Saved
Somatic Exercise Y | N Rating Saved
Infared light / lamp Y | N Rating Saved
alcohol Y | N Rating Saved
active muscle release Y | N Rating Saved
exercises Y | N Rating Saved
Over-the-counter medications and supplements (12) Tried it?How effective?
Vitamin D supplements Y | N Rating Saved
Omega 3 fatty acids Y | N Rating Saved
Ibuprofen Y | N Rating Saved
Glucosamine and Chondroitin Y | N Rating Saved
Herbal supplements Y | N Rating Saved
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Y | N Rating Saved
Naproxen (Aleve) Y | N Rating Saved
Vitamin B supplements Y | N Rating Saved
Curamin - natural pain product with curcumin Y | N Rating Saved
Arnica Massage Oil Y | N Rating Saved
Loxoprofen Y | N Rating Saved
aspirin Y | N Rating Saved

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