I have chronic back pain, a bulging disc, mild Scoliosis, severe arthritis, fibromyalgia, bipolar depression and anxiety. I’ve been suffering with this for nearly 6 years and it just keeps getting worse. I was morbidly obese for about 15 years so I know I did a lot of this to myself...I had gastric bypass surgery a little over a year ago and have since lost 165 pounds so now my BMI is 28 so I’m a lot closer to a healthy weight than I have been in years, but it seems as though since I’ve lost the weight, I’m in more pain than what I was when I was over 300 lbs. It has been suggested that when I was overweight I had more cushion and maybe that’s why I’m feeling it more now. I’ve been in constant level 8-9 pain for more than a month now. I just can’t seem to get any relief. I bought an inversion table and use that for 3 minuets a few times a day. Bought a hand held massager with heat and they both help while I’m using them but as soon as I stop it’s right back. I use an electric heating pad and a rice filled back buddy that you can either put in the microwave or the freezer. And again, it helps while it’s on but then it’s right back. I bought a new back brace and that helps for a short time as well. I just can’t ever get any relief for more than 15-20 minutes at a time. The pain meds I’m on take my pain from a 9-10 to an 8-9. So they really don’t do much either. So still, sleep is my only escape from the pain.