All things considered, my doctor’s diagnosis wasn’t as bad as it could be. He diagnosed my back pain yesterday afternoon as strained muscles. I didn’t show any symptoms of a disc or nerve issue (numbness or weakness in my legs or difficulty going to the bathroom). He said that it should get better on its own and within a few weeks. If it’s not better in a month, then we’ll have to take a closer look.
He prescribed a stronger NSAID and some back stretches. He also said that when my back feels better, I should start working on core strength and flexibility (hello, yoga). I do feel a little better each day when I wake up and I’m hoping I’ll be in good shape within a couple of weeks. Fingers crossed.
So, whatever Mark Cuban said on Shark Tank on Sunday didn’t apply to me. Going forward, I’m sticking with my doctor.