Hey Roger, yes my back is on the mend, but it all came about how I abused my body since I was preteen. I was always stronger than most kids my age. we were poor when I was young so I work a lot with my father to make money any way we could usually hard manual labor. When I was in the Marines got interested in weight training more muscle than brains. Then I went to work in industry more hard labor. When anyone had something heavy to move call on old Roger he'll move it. Well a year and half ago I started with pain in my right leg thought it was sciatic nerve problem it lasted untill I went to my sons and he said dad thats not scaitic nerve problem it's worse. So he looked up a doctor that does spinal decompression I went and found out that I had what they called a reverse curve in my spine. I almost started crying right there because I didn't want to end up in a wheelchair because my wife depends on me. When they told me the cost of treatments I knew I couldn't afford them. I told the doctor I would have to call my son. She said she would call and talk to him, then he talked to me and said he would pay for it. Almost $5000.00 for 40 treatment. They told us they had a 90% success rate. There were many days the pain was so bad during tratment that I would have just wanted them to stop but I hung in ther and the results are amazing. What I had is called spinal decompression done to me. You can google it and see what it all about. Even though the doctors have to have a lisence to do this by the state of New York medicare won't pay for it. The doctor said they could help so many people with this than just chiropratic treatment. The doctors are chiropractors and I swear by this kind of tratment and will tell anybody about it and send them a pamplet. I get nothing for doing that I just want people to know they don't always have to be operated on.