The reason I am writing this is to warn people about the pitfalls of self treatment, in particular for back pain.
There are many commercials and advertisements for treatment of back pain, but it is important to consult with a physician before resorting to self treatment with pills and various devices to avoid undesired consequences.
For example, it was recently recommended to me that I should get an elastic back support to ease my back pain. Before doing so, I consulted my physician. He said absolutely DO NOT do that. I have elected not to provide the reason because each case is unique.
PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL FIRST!