Back and Neck Injury/Muscle spasms?

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My husband has been having really bad back pain for over a year now. He will not go to a doctor no matter what I say, he refuses. I am really worried about him, he has had a physical done three years ago but no actual visit or tests done (even blood) since he was a child. He says it feels like spasms in his back and very painful. When this all first started happening there was a day where his back went out and he couldn't move. He just laid in bed stomach down until it went away. Nothing that severe happened after that but I catch him complaining about his back all the time. He never want to see a doctor or even take a 200mg tylenol. I just don't know what to do, I don't know much about back pain so I can't stop wondering if this could turn into something worse. Also he is 30 yrs old and not overweight if that helps any. Thank you for your time.

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Lawrence Gold Somatics
Lawrence Gold Somatics  

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Hi, Angela,

Here are two articles on back pain, which lend clarity in ways that typical explanations do not.  Read them, then "offer" them to your husband as commentary from a consultant at AllExperts.com

http://somatics.com/back_pain.htm
http://somatics.com/chronic_back_pain.htm


As to what you can do -- little.  It's your husband who has to do the doing.  He has to want to, as the solution to back spasms isn't anything someone can do for someone else, but only  

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