I was diagnosed with herniated discs and degenerative disc disease 13 years ago. I managed myself mostly by resting at the onset of pain. Once, many years ago, during an extremely painful acute stage, I consulted a chiropractor and was happy with the results. I was recently plaqued with extreme lower back pain that grew in intensity. It kept me from moving at all on some days and I lost time from work. As many others who experience that much pain, I was willing to do anything to stop it. But, as a medical professional, I realized that while medications would relieve the pain the quickest, it is not always the best for long term. I consulted Dr. Horning; who was recommended by many of my co-workers. In just a short time I was able to walk, lie down, and work without excessive pain. I know I am on the road to a full recovery. One thing I have learned from Dr. Horning is that chiropractic care is an ongoing treatment even once you are feeling better for optimal health to be maintained. Good Luck!