I hurt my back over 30 years ago lifting and delivering 100 lbs boxes for work. I was a food delivery truck driver delivering to restaurants and super markets. Heavy work, 300 boxes a day, loading and unloading by hand. One day I did not use my knees and I was off for seven long boring months doing rehab for a slipped, bulged disk at #4-5. I was offered surgery, but in those days the risks were so much higher then today. Had to move my spinal cord etc, so I said no thanks! Since then I have lived with the pain and all is healed I believe pretty well. Had one repeat occurrence 7 years after the first costing me a month of pain and work. So now and then I get a "stab" in the back and I'd be sore for a day or two but with good posture it's gone quick. Standing stationary is the worst, I do not do dishes :) As anyone with this type of injury knows, it can be aggravated by the simplest thing even picking up a piece of paper the wrong way and for me the worst is a draft or a chair sits crooked. The worst part is, some people do not understand. "Ohh, are you cold poor baby (I closed the window in summer) because of the draft. Then you start to explain why and it's like "you such a wimp" or "toughen up". All I can reply is: "I am just waiting till you get the same problem and we will see".
So back to what I do nowadays to relieve the pain, once it flares up. I used to apply Rub535 which worked by heating up the area and lowering the pain gradient. Used it for years. Another remedy I used was going to the pool and hit the hot tub. Sit in front of the hardest yet for 20 minutes which would completely take the pain away and lots of times disappear completely. Jet would hurt at the time but results were there.
But since the last year with all the CDB oil hype and products being sold, I have tried something new and it helps as I never could imagine. It is a menthol rub with pure cbd hemp oil, really smooth. As soon as I rub it on, and the nice part is you do not need much, you can feel the relief. It is not the type of relief Rub535 gives you. This product will not heat as Rub535, it uses cold therapy, and the best part is, it takes the pain away! Just received my monthly shipment today. I go monthly since the stuff ain't cheap and this way I get a 25% discount. You should check it out today !