Hi redrose, I'm sorry about your back. I have a lot of back problems too. I think part of it is because my lungs are an issue. Have you had any breathing problems? I use a heating pad sometimes too. Have you had a bone scan done lately? Steroids are so bad on our bones. I know how hard it is to have back problems like that. It's hard to even stand at the kitchen sink for more then a couple of minutes. Maybe you could try a new muscle relaxer? Sometimes our body gets used to something and it doesn't work as well as it used to. Epson salts and a nice soak in the tub is not going to hurt anything either. I hope someone can give you some good ideas.
That's great! I'm glad you got to feeling better. I was wondering about a stronger muscle relaxer. Sometimes they help my back but because they react badly to my lungs I can't take them. I feel the releif but the next day my chest is always tight so I would have to be real real bad to do it.
Hopefully the dr will get you on the stronger meds.