New to this site, but have suffered from a couple of herniated discs (large L4-5 & mild L1-2) plus a bone spur (C5-6) for the better part of 5 years. Have tried physical therapy, stretching, etc. Also tried traction (definitely liked that). I'm trying to stop using meds as the long term ramifications are not good, so looking to see if anyone has successfully managed the pain through PT and traction and maintained an active lifestyle. Net, net -- looking to pick up some tips from anyone that's been there and done that including things to do and NOT to do.