My wallet is too thin to do any harm.I had a really good chiropractor years ago who told me the best thing I could do for my back was to stop keeping my wallet in a back pocket. I still go from time to time for adjustments, have had lower back pain for most of my adult life. Being 6 ft 7 in tall doesn't help, always having to bend over to work. I had a really good physiotherapist for a couple of years that also did acupuncture with amazing results. Unfortunately she moved away and I haven't found another one yet. Most of my pain is in the right hip area, walking helps me a lot, so I try to do as much as possible.
Mine looks something like that. Got it off Amazon. Easy to adjust, but at 230 lbs it will put some stress on my ankles if I really lay it back. That one looks like it may have more comfortable ankle cuffs. Think surface area. You don't have to go full vertical to get results. Better to ease into it.
Can you switch insurances? My insurance covered my whole back surgery without question.Been there, done that. My chiropractor has been my savior but I still have issues. I fell out of a semi trailer and landed flat on my *** years ago. I have some lumbar disc damage that could probably be fixed. I have been to the doctor, neurologist and orthopedic surgeon. My insurance doesn't want to pay for corrective surgery unless it's debilitating and I'm not able to function.
You’re not old at all, don’t wait too long to have it fixed. I just had my surgery on my lower back and I refused to have my back fused like my neck. They did have to cut away some of the disc and remove part of the outer bone but I feel better after 40 years of pain, numbness and tingling.I blew the disk at L5-S1 junction. Not sure how/when it happened, kinda snuck up on me. Full impingement on the spinal cord. Couldn't feel my left foot of nearly two years, constant pain sitting or standing. Hated the pain meds and quit taking them after a week. Went to spinal specialist and got the MRI to figure out what it was. Started PT and made some progress but then stalled out. I DID NOT want any kind of fusion surgery so I got two epidurals 3 months apart and that took care of 90% of the pain by reducing the swelling. Still got to be very careful how I move, lift, or sit. Losing weight helps a lot and it is all about core strength to stabilize the spine and provide separation and not rely on the disks. I'm 55 now and pretty active with golf, bowling, softball and competition shooting but I get by pretty well for an old(er) fart.
I learned never to fuse anything, the ex had a fusion, and what a pain that was.You’re not old at all, don’t wait too long to have it fixed. I just had my surgery on my lower back and I refused to have my back fused like my neck. They did have to cut away some of the disc and remove part of the outer bone but I feel better after 40 years of pain, numbness and tingling.
To many hours in bed has put my lower back out, I was feeling depressed and low energy for a good long while earlier this year, spent to many hours sleeping. Toe ups as I lay down to a count of one hundred, three set ups until I get my strength back every evening before bed, I could use one of those upside down tablesMy chiropractor had me all fixed up in July / August .. felt great, 1st time in a long time .. I caught covid again end of August coughing so hard I put my back out again , he is try to get me back in place .. I'm not horrible right now but, can be better .. hoping for a repair soon