Years ago I went 7 times....every 3 days to a chiropractor for terrible back pains and numbness in my arms and legs. He did nothing to help, I think he even made it worse. I cancelled the rest of the appts. and dug out my heating pad, using the moist heat (you insert a moist cloth in the covering) and lay on this almost continually for 3 days. My back healed this way for me. I'm passing on what I use for my low back when the pain gets too bad. I bought at the 99 cent store some 6" wide neoprene bands with velcroe.....supposed to be to help hold in your stomach. This works great for healing my low back....especially in the summer when I perspire. Many times I also rub on a muscle rub and then the band under my clothes. This morning I was in terrible pain but after wearing it for a few hours and perspiring....no more pain.