You are right xray is useless for 90% of back pain....however...insurance and doctors like to play games...thats a whole nother can of worms....Chris
Try all the above recommendations. I have and some help and some will not. I’m 52 years old and 4 ruptured disks /5 surgeries (2were fusions) in the last 20 yrs plus a Spinal stimulator to help reduce the nerve pain in my back and legs. 20 total surgeries! I love my chiropractor but I was the only patient he could not fix. BAD genetics!
Please Please don’t ignore the medical profession as an option. Some times they are the the last option. I have had basically everything except nerve burning done to me. Finally after 3 months of a massive flair up of something I ended up on 3 new meds from a neurologist. Helped way better than anything else. My point is don’t settle with pain - keep seeking answers though they are hard to find some times. Drs can help you differentiate between soft tissue injuries or structural problems. Very important to know your issues and how to treat. It took me 20 years of suffering and coping until the right combination of things came along. No I’m not as good as I used to be but I’m still “the little engine that kinda can”
PS an X-ray will NOT show a bulged or ruptured disk. Get the real answer and get the MRI.