LittleNeck,I've never had the twanging sensation, but I have degenerative arthritis and bone spurs in my spine. That was
dx'd about 15 years ago. I know the back pain is bad especially since my job all 8 hours are on my feet on concrete.
I have a thread here called "herbal relief from pain". I use bio-sil for callogen rebuilding, super cissus rx for
repairing muscles, tendons and ligaments; and malic acid to detox the body. This trio is so good that I've only
had to take 2 doses of reg painkillers in the last month. For about the first 2 months I used them along with
the herbals until enough damage was repaired that I didn't need them so much. The 3rd month I only needed
a few doses and this last month I've only had 1 "flare". The callogen is rebuilding and bone spurs are shrinking.
I still have some pain but it's more controled with the super cissus (has a built in painkiller). If I hadn't lived this, I
too would wonder if it was true.....IT IS!!!
Good Luck and I hope your back gets better..