Just joined the forum 1 min ago . Found so much useful information here and its good to know different experiences. I have been having lower back pain for 2 years now and during my first visit with the spine specialist, after some analysis he suspected it could be an annular tear. He however didnt want me to do an MRI. He said I needed to make some "Lifestyle Changes". I was 33 that time and didnt like the sound of that. I didnt want to live with limited mobility and always being extra careful during any physical work.
Anyway he recommended to do physio which I did for 2 months. It didnt give me much relief. After this, I did some research on my own and found a chiro who said he could help. I took a number of sessions with chiro and combined it with physio. Since then my pain has reduced by 80% but its still there and there is always discomfort especially when I don't go for physio & chiro sessions. I do not want this to be a lifelong thing and always depend on physio.
So I am looking for an alternative treatment to help me heal the pain. I found laser treatment as an option. Not an invasive as a surgery and quicker recovery. Would love to hear if anyone has done this and to hear their experience? If you YT annular tear treatment, there is a doctor who has uploaded several videos. From google search, there are many positive reviews but the paranoid me find it hard to trust online reviews so would love to hear yo