I have had lower back pain myself and found ways to get better. Just because I'm a chiropractor myself doesn't mean that I'm immune to the human condition.
I've been a chiropractor in Camarillo, CA for over 20 years, so you can say that I've seen a thing or two. The most common misconception about back pain is that back pain is a disease. It's not and not all back pain can be treated the same. Back pain can be caused from facet impingement, ligament damage, muscle spasms, disc herniations, internal disc derangements, disc degeneration and sacroiliac joint dysfunctions. That's the short list by the way.
How I helped myself is by doing two things. The first is that I get adjusted about once a month. I find that a specific adjustment at L5 with Gonstead methods works best for me. I have found that the Gonstead adjustment is the best adjustment for me at that level. My body does not respond well to generalized manipulations that some people do. Interestingly, physical therapists are trying to learn how to do this and I find their generalized manipulations don't work for me.
The Gonstead adjustments create motion in the joints that allows me to benefit from the second procedure.
The second procedure is a series of exercises. These are the abdominal stabilization, side plank, front plank and bird dog exercise. It takes me less than 10 minutes per day and I try to do it everyday (6 days per week realistically).
These two things have kept me going. I'm happy to be a chiropractor in Camarillo that helps people with back pain.